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

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

FAO and Dominican Republic
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 Dominican Republic
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

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

IEA - Dominican Republic
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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

Library of Congress Country Study - Dominican Republic
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Benin
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 Dominican Republic

Government Directory

Ministry of Tourism

Offcina nacional de estadístico (in Spanish)
National Statistics Office

Presidencia (in Spanish)

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (in Spanish)
Secretary of State for Foreign Relations

Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas (in Spanish)
Ministry of Armed Forces

Poder Judicial (in Spanish)
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Dominican Republic" 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.
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 "Dominican Republic" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to the Dominican Republic.

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 - Dominican Republic
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.

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 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.
Delegation of the European Commission in the Dominican Republic (in Spanish)
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of the Dominican Republic in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in the Dominican Republic.

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

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

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

Inter-American Development Bank and the Dominican Republic
Strategy, projects,and news about the Dominican Republic and the IADB.

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

ReliefWeb - Dominican Republic
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 Dominican Republic from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

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

USAID - Dominican Republic
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Dominican Republic
U.S.-Dominican relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes. World Bank - Dominican Republic
World Bank data, projects, and research.

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

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Dominican Republic
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in the Dominican Republic.

WHO - Dominican Republic
Information and statistics on the status of public health in the Dominican Republic from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dominican Republic: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Mission of the Representative of the Secretary-General in the Dominican Republic (DOMREP)
May 1965-October 1966: "DOMREP was established in May 1965 to observe the situation and to report on breaches of the ceasefire between the two de facto authorities in the Dominican Republic. Following the agreement on a new Government, DOMREP was withdrawn."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Dominican Republic.


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


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Dominican Republic and econom* Dominican Republic and econom*
Dominican Republic and histor* Dominican Republic and histor*
Dominican Republic and politic* Dominican Republic and politic*
Dominican Republic
(government publications only)
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