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

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

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

IAEA - Mauritania

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

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

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

Medea - Mauritania
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Energy - Mauritania
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Mauritania
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.
Government of Mauritania (in French and Arabic)

Central Bank of Mauritania
(in French and Arabic)

Ministries Directory (in French)

National Statistics Office
(in French)

Prime Minister (in French and Arabic)
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Mauritania" 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.
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 "Mauritania" as the search term.

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

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 - Mauritania
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.

SESRTCIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

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 - Mauritania
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Mauritania.

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 - Mauritania
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Mauritania 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."

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 Mauritania).

Delegation of the European Commission to Mauritania (in French only)
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

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

Embassy of the United States in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Mauritania.

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

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

IMF - Mauritania
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 Mauritania).

League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Mauritania). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.

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

Permanent Mission of Mauritania to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Mauritania
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.

SESRTCIC - Mauritania
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

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

Union of the Arab Maghreb
A pan-arab trade agreement between Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.

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

USAID - West Africa
USAID Assistance in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Male, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).

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

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

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

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

UNAIDS - Mauritania
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - Mauritania
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Mauritania from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mauritania: 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 Mauritania.

 

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

 

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