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

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

CORDIS - Norway
Site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).

EUbusiness - Norway
Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).

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

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

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

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

OECD - Norway

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

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

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

UNData - Norway

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Norway
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 "Norway" as the search term.

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

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.

EUR-Lex

Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Eurostat
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

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

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.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)

WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Council of Europe and Norway
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.

Delegation of the European Commission to Norway and Iceland
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

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

Embassy of the United States in Oslo, Norway
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Norway.

EFTA - Norway
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1960. Its Member States are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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

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

NATO Member Country
Norway is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949. Nordic Council, The Norwegian Delegation
The Nordic Council, formed in 1952, is the forum for Nordic parliamentary co-operation in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, the Åland Islands, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Nordic parliamentary co-operation aims to promote political, economic, environmental, social and other developments in the Nordic countries and in northern Europe.

Norway Mission to the European Union
Representation of the Norwegian government on all EU-related issues. Norway is not a member of the EU.

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Norway

U.S.-Norwegian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Norway
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank - Norway
Introduction to Norway’s formal involvement with and influence on the World Bank.

World Trade Organization - Norway
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Norway
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - Norway
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Norway 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." Norway: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Norway).
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Norway.

 

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

 

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

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