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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OHCHR - Haiti
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).

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

UNESCO Worldwide - Haiti
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Haiti
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Haiti
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.
Banque de la Republique d'Haiti (in French only)
Bank of the Republic of Haiti

Institut Haitien de Statistique et d'Informatique (in French only)
Haitian Institue of Statistics and Informatics

Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication (in French only)
Ministry of Culture and Communication

Ministere de la Planification et de la Cooperation Externe (in French only)
Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation.

Ministere de l'Economie et des Finances (in French only)
Ministry of Economy and Finance

Ministere de l'Education et de la Formation Professionnelle (in French only)
Ministry of Education and Training.

Ministere des Travaux Publics, Transports & Communications (in French only)
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications.

Parlement Haitien (in French only)
Legislature.
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CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Haiti" as the search term.
  • NIC (National Intelligence Council) 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 International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Haiti" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS) CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Haiti.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Online
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 - Haiti
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
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 - Haiti
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Haiti.

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 - Haiti
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.

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

Embassy of the United States in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Haiti.

European Union

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

Inter-American Development Bank and Haiti
Strategy, projects,and news about Haiti and the IDB.

Permanent Mission of Haiti to the Organization of American States (OAS)
"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 Haiti to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

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

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

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

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

World Bank - Haiti
World Bank data, projects, and research in Haiti.

World Food Programme - Haiti
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Haiti
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.

WHO (World Health Organization)
UNAIDS - Haiti
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

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

Haiti Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.

International Crisis Group - Haiti
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Haiti.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALs) - Haiti
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users.

United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH)
December 1997-March 2000: "Established to assist the Government in the professionalization of the National Police. The mission placed special emphasis on assistance at the supervisory level and on training specialized police units. Other tasks included mentoring police performance, guiding police agents in day-to-day duties and maintaining close coordination with technical advisers to the Police funded by the United Nations Development Programme and bilateral donors."

United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
September 1993-June 1996: "UNMIH was established in September 1993 to help implement provisions of the Governors Island Agreement of 3 July 1993. The mandate was later revised to enable the Mission to assist the democratic Government to sustain a stable environment, professionalize the armed forces and create a separate police force, and establish an environment conducive to free and fair elections."

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) (in French, English site)
April 2004-Present: "Having determined that the situation in Haiti continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council, by its resolution 1542 of 30 April 2004, decided to establish the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and requested that authority be transferred from the Multinational Interim Force (MIF), authorized by the Security Council in February 2004, to MINUSTAH on 1 June 2004."

United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH)
July 1996-July 1997: "UNSMIH was established to assist the Government in the professionalization of the police, maintenance of a secure and stable environment conducive to the success of efforts to establish and train an effective national police force, and to coordinate activities of the United Nations system in promoting institution-building, national reconciliation and economic rehabilitation."

United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH)
August 1997-November 1997: "Established to assist the Government of Haiti by supporting and contributing to the professionalization of the Haitian National Police (HNP). Tasks of UNTMIH's police element included training HNP specialized units in crowd control, the rapid reaction force and Palace security, areas considered to be of distinct importance."

U.S. Department of State - Haiti: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Haiti.

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

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
haiti and econom* haiti and econom*
haiti and histor* haiti and histor*
haiti and politic* haiti and politic*
haiti
(government publications only)
haiti
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

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