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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Djibouti
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Djibouti
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 Djibouti
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Djibouti
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
ITC - Djibouti
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Djibouti
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).
UNESCO Worldwide - Djibouti
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Djibouti
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Djibouti
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa
Cluster Office to Djibouti and Ethiopia in the Eastern Africa Cluster.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
UNdata Country Profile - Djibouti
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Djibouti
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Eastern Africa
Regional profile about doing business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Horn of Africa - Djibouti
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Djibouti
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.
Official Site of Djibouti.
Constitution (in French only)
Le Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de la Planification (in French only)
Ministry of the Economy, Finances and Privatization Planning
Assemblée Nationale (in French only)
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- 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.
- 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 20-40 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Djibouti" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Djibouti.
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.
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 - Djibouti
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 - Djibouti
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Djibouti.
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.
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Djibouti and the ADB.
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."
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
Projects, operations, resources, and technical assistance from the AFESD. Members of the AFESD are the 21 Arab countries that are members of the League of Arab states (including the Republic of Djibouti).
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Djibouti
COMESA promote regional economic integration through trade and investment.
Embassy of the United States in Djibouti
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Djibouti.
EU Relations with Djibouti
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Djibouti.
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 Djibouti), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Djibouti
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Djibouti
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 Djibouti).
League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Djibouti). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.
- Arab League documents from al-Bab
Arab League documents in English.
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
ReliefWeb - Djibouti
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.
SESRIC - Republic of Djibouti
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 Djibouti from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Djibouti
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.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Djibouti
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - East Africa - Djibouti
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Djibouti.
- USAID - East Africa
USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S.-Djiboutian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Djibouti
World Bank data, projects, and research in Djibouti.
World Food Programme - Djibouti
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Djibouti
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 - Djibouti
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Djibouti from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (WHO-EMRO).
- Country Health System Profile - Djibouti
Information and health indicators about countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
- Roll Back Malaria - Djibouti
Malaria situation analysis in Djibouti.
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." United States Central Command - Djibouti
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|Djibouti. and econom*||Djibouti. and econom*|
|Djibouti. and histor*||Djibouti. and histor*|
|Djibouti. and politic*||Djibouti. and politic*|
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