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Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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

CIA World Factbook - Cote d'Ivoire
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Cote d'Ivoire
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Cote d'Ivoire
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Cote d'Ivoire
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Cote d'Ivoire
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Cote d'Ivoire
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

OHCHR - Cote d'Ivoire
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - Cote d'Ivoire
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Cote d'Ivoire
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Cote d'Ivoire
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Cote d'Ivoire
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Cote d'Ivoire
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Cote d'Ivoire
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Institut National de la Statistique (in French only)
National Institute of Statistics

Ministeres des Affaires Etrangeres (in French only)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Presidence (in French only)
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Ivory Coast" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
  • CrisisWatch Database
    Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Ivory Coast" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to the Ivory Coast.

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. Use "Ivory Coast" or "Cote d'Ivoire" as the search terms.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Use "Ivory Coast" as the search term.

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.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Cote d'Ivoire
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

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 - Ivory Coast
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Ivory Coast.

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.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
African Development Bank Group - Cote d'Ivoire
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Cote d'Ivoire and the ADB.

African Union
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."

Delegation de l'Union Europeenne en Cote d'Ivoire (in French only)
Delegation of the European Commission to Cote d'Ivoire. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of the United States in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Cote d'Ivoire.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Cote d'Ivoire), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Cote d'Ivoire
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Cote d'Ivoire
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Cote d'Ivoire).

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)>
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.

Permanent Mission of Cote d'Ivoire to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

Programme des Nations Unies pour le Developpement - Cote d'Ivoire (in French only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cote d'Ivoire. 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.

ReliefWeb - Cote d'Ivoire
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.
  • OCHA - Cote d'Ivoire
    "OCHA-Cote d'Ivoire is responsible for monitoring relief needs and providing humanitarian support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) reporting directly to the Humanitarian Coordinator and through the Resident Coordinator to the Heads of UN-Agencies."
SESRIC - Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

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

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Cote d'Ivoire
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - West Africa
USAID Assistance in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Male, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).

U.S. Department of State - Cote d'Ivoire
U.S.-Ivorian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Cote d'Ivoire
World Bank data, projects, and research in Cote d'Ivoire.

World Food Programme - Cote d'Ivoire
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Cote d'Ivoire
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Cote d'Ivoire
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Cote d'Ivoire
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs.

WHO (World Health Organization)
Cote d'Ivoire: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

International Crisis Group - Cote d'Ivoire
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Cote d'Ivoire.

United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)
April 2004-Present: "Having determined that the situation in Côte d'Ivoire continued to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council, by its resolution 1528 of 27 February 2004, decided to establish the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as from 4 April 2004. UNOCI replaced the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (MINUCI), a political mission set up by the Council in May 2003 with a mandate to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the peace agreement signed by them in January 2003."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Cote d'Ivoire.


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


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cote d'ivoire and histor* cote d'ivoire and histor*
cote d'ivoire and politic* cote d'ivoire and politic*
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