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Cook Islands
(Self-Governing in Free Association with New Zealand)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Cook Islands from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.


  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
  • Search Chinook
  • Related Guides
Australian Government - Cook Islands
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Cook Islands
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Cook Islands
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Cook Islands
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

ITC - Cook Islands
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

New Zealand Government - Cook Islands
Country profile from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includes information on bilateral relationship, key facts, official development assistance, air services, defence and police, education, immigration, visits, representation, and travel advice.

UNdata Country Profile - Cook Islands
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Cook Islands
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Cook Islands
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Cook Islands
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Cook Islands" as the search terms.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Human Rights Watch - Asia
News and reports related to human rights.

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Cook Islands
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with the Cook Islands.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Asian Development Bank - Cook Islands
Projects, publications, and news about the Cook Islands and the ADB.

Delegation of the European Commission for the Pacific
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world. The European Commission's Delegation for the Pacific includes the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, as well as the overseas territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, and Wallis and Futuna.

EU's Relations with Cook Islands
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Cook Islands.

ReliefWeb - Cook Islands
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Cook Islands from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme Multi Country Office
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The Multi Country Office serves the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Cook Islands
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
WHO (World Health Organization)
Defense is the responsibility of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence.

Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP)
provides defense assistance from New Zealand for Brunei, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the Cook Islands.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
cook islands and econom* cook islands and econom*
cook islands and histor* cook islands and histor*
cook islands and politic* cook islands and politic*
cook islands
(government publications only)
cook islands
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.


For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.