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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - Eritrea
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Eritrea
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. Enter "Eritrea" 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 Eritrea.

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 - Eritrea
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
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.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
African Development Bank Group - Eritrea
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Eritrea and the ADB.

African Union
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."

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Eritrea
COMESA promote regional economic integration through trade and investment.

Embassy of the State of Eritrea in Washington DC
Diplomatic representation of Eritrea in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Asmara, Eritrea
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Eritrea.

EU Relations with Eritrea
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Eritrea.

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

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Eritrea
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.

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.

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

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

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Eritrea
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 - Eritrea
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations in Eritrea
UN System in Eritrea.

USAID - East Africa - Eritrea
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Eritrea.
  • 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. Department of State - Eritrea
U.S.-Eritrean relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Eritrea
World Bank data, projects, and research in Eritrea.
UNAIDS - Eritrea
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - Eritrea
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Eritrea from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Eritrea: 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 - Ethiopia/Eritrea
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Ethiopia/Eritrea.

United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
June 2000-3008: "In June 2000, after two years of fighting in a border dispute, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a cessation of hostilities agreement following proximity talks led by Algeria and the Organization of African Unity. In July, the Security Council set up UNMEE to maintain liaison with the parties and establish a mechanism for verifying the ceasefire. In September 2000, the Council authorized UNMEE to monitor the cessation of hostilities and to help ensure the observance of security commitments. On 30 July 2008, the Security Council terminated the mandate of UNMEE with effect from the following day. The Council decision came in response to crippling restrictions imposed by Eritrea on UNMEE, as well as the cutting off of fuel supplies – making it impossible for the operation to continue carrying out its mandated tasks, and putting at risk the safety and security of UN personnel."

United States Central Command - Coalition Countries - Eritrea
"Coalition forces have made important contributions in the war against terrorism across the spectrum of operations. Particular contributions include, but are not limited to, providing vital intelligence, personnel, equipment and assets for use on the ground, air and sea. Coalition members also have provided liaison teams, participated in planning, provided bases and granted over-flight permissions - as well as sizable contributions of humanitarian assistance."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Eritrea.

 

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