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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Egypt
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Egypt
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 Egypt
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IEA - Egypt
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Egypt
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Egypt
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
Medea - Egypt
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
OHCHR - Egypt
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 - Egypt
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Egypt
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Egypt
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Cairo
Cluster Office to Egypt, Sudan and Yemen in the Red Sea Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Egypt
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Egypt
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
UNdata Country Profile - Egypt
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Egypt
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Egypt
Country profile about doing business in Egypt by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Egypt
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Egypt
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.
The following website is no longer available; the link will remain for the time being:
IAEA - Egypt
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Egyptian Shoura Assembly (Senate) (in Arabic only)
- Government Services Links: links to various government ministries; not all websites are currently available
Office of the Prime Minister (in English and Arabic)
As of January 2011, the following government web sites are unavailable. Some of them are currently under construction. We have kept these links here in case the web sites are restored.
- 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.
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
CRS Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares brief reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Egypt" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Egypt.
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 - Egypt
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 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 - Egypt
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Egypt.
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 Egypt 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 Arab Republic of Egypt).
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Egypt
COMESA promote regional economic integration through trade and investment.
D-8 - Egypt
"D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an arrangement for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey."
Delegation of the European Commission to Egypt
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world. Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Egypt.
Embassy of Egypt in Washington DC
Diplomatic representation of Egypt in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Cairo, Egypt
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Egypt.
Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
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 Egypt), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Egypt
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
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 Egypt).
League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Egypt). 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 - Egypt
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 - Arab Republic of Egypt
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a 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 Egypt from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt
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 - Egypt
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in Egypt
UN system in Egypt.
USAID - Egypt
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Egypt.
U.S. Department of State - Egypt
U.S.-Egyptian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Egypt
World Bank data, projects, and research in Egypt.
World Food Programme - Egypt
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Egypt
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 - Egypt
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Egypt from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
Egypt: 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 - Egypt
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Egypt.
- North Africa
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in North Africa.
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
United States Central Command - Egypt Profile
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|
|Egypt and econom*||Egypt and econom*|
|Egypt and histor*||Egypt and histor*|
|Egypt and politic*||Egypt and politic*|
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