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

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

FAO and Dominica
This page from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has information on economic and agricultural issues. It also has a good selection of maps.

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

IAEA - Dominica
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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

OHCHR - Dominica
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 - Dominica
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Dominica
    A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
  • UNESCO Office for the Caribbean
    Cluster Office representing UNESCO member and associate states in the Caribbean. Member States are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saints Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Associate Member States are British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Cayman Islands.
  • UNESCO World Heritage - Dominica
    Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Dominica
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Dominica
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Dominica
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

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

U.S. Department of Energy - Dominica
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Dominica
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.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
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.
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.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Dominica.

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 - Americas
News and reports related to human rights.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

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

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.
CARICOM - Dominica
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.

Commonwealth of Nations - Dominica
"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."

Delegation of the European Commission in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

Embassy of the United States in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

EU's Development Relations with Dominica
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Dominica.

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 Dominica), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Dominica
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

OECS - Commonwealth of Dominica
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands are associate members.

Permanent Mission of Dominica to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

Permanent Mission of Dominica to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Dominica
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.

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

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the OECS Subregional 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. UNDP Barbados is a subregional, multi-country office that serves the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Christopher and Nevis (also called St. Kitts and Nevis), Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

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

U.S. Department of State - Dominica
U.S.-Dominican relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

Background Notes - Dominica
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.

World Bank - OECS
World Bank data, projects, and research in the countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). OECS countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

World Trade Organization - Dominica
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
PAHO/WHO
Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.    UNAIDS - Dominica
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - Dominica
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Dominica from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Regional Security System - Dominica
The Regional Security System is collective response to security threats for the Eastern Caribbean region. Member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Dominica.

 

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

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Dominica and econom* Dominica and econom*
Dominica and histor* Dominica and histor*
Dominica and politic* Dominica and politic*
Dominica
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