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Use the tabs below to find online resources about New Zealand from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
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APEC Individual Action Plan - New Zealand
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.

Australian Government - New Zealand
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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

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

FAO and New Zealand

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

Human Rights Watch - New Zealand
News and reports related to human rights.

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

IEA - New Zealand

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

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

OECD - New Zealand
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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

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

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

U.S. Commercial Service - New Zealand
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - New Zealand
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: New Zealand
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. Enter "New Zealand" 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 "New Zealand" as the search term.

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

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. Enter "New Zealand" as the search terms.

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."

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

OECD iLibrary CU
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

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

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.
Commonwealth of Nations - New Zealand
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

Delegation of the European Commission to New Zealand
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of New Zealand in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of New Zealand in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Wellington, New Zealand
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in New Zealand.

EU's Relations with New Zealand
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with New Zealand.

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

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

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

United Nations Association of New Zealand
UN system in New Zealand.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - New Zealand

Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Formal UN presence in Australia. Its information-related responsibilities also extend to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu.

U.S. Department of State - New Zealand
U.S.-New Zealand relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - New Zealand
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Trade Organization - New Zealand
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - New Zealand
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - New Zealand
Information and statistics on the status of public health in New Zealand from the World Health Organization (WHO).
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP)
Defense assistance from New Zealand for Brunei, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on New Zealand.

 

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

 

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

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.