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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Cyprus
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
European Union Member States - Cyprus
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states.
- CORDIS - Cyprus
Member state site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).
- EUbusiness - Cyprus
Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
- European Judicial Network - Cyprus
Information on how to obtain justice in civil and commercial matters.
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 Cyprus
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Cyprus
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Cyprus
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Cyprus
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Cyprus
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OHCHR - Cyprus
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 - Cyprus
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Cyprus
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO
National UNESCO office for Cyprus.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Cyprus
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Cyprus
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Cyprus
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Cyprus
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Cyprus
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Cyprus
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Cyprus
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.
Central Bank of Cyprus
Cyprus Problem - "TRNC" - An Illegal Entity
This web page discusses the history and illegality of the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" from the point of view of the government of Cyprus.
House of Representatives
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
Press and Information Office
Supreme Court of Cyprus
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) - Independence recognized only by Turkey
- International Area Studies Europe CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe (includes Cyprus).
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Cyprus" 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 provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
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 "Cyprus" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Cyprus.
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.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Cyprus" as the search term.
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.
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 - Europe/Central Asia
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.
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 - Cyprus
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Cyprus.
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.
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
Council of Europe and Cyprus
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Cyprus in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Nicosia, Cyprus
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Cyprus.
European Commission Representation in Cyprus
Country site for the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union.
IMF - Cyprus
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Cyprus
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 Cyprus from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Action for Cooperation and Trust in Cyprus (ACT)
"On 1 October 2005 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its peace building project in Cyprus, Action for Cooperation and Trust (ACT). The purpose of ACT is to create opportunities for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to work together on concrete projects which will benefit all people on the island, while at the same time promoting inter-communal tolerance and mutual understanding."
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Cyprus
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in Cyprus
UN system in Cyprus.
USAID - Cyprus
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Cyprus
U.S.-Cypriot relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Cyprus
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Cyprus.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Cyprus).
Sovereign Base Areas Cyprus
United Kingdom military bases in Cyprus.
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
February 1964-Present: "UNFICYP was set up in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. After the hostilities of 1974, The Mission's responsibilities were expanded. UNFICYP remains on the island to supervise ceasefire lines, maintain a buffer zone and undertake humanitarian activities."
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|cyprus and econom*||cyprus and econom*|
|cyprus and histor*||cyprus and histor*|
|cyprus and politic*||cyprus and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
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