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Rwandese Government Information
- Official Website of the Republic of Rwanda
Links to the various agencies of the Rwandan government, history, geography, economy, and tourism.
- Legal and Constitutional Commission
This group was formed after the Arusha Peace Accord in 1999. There is also a French and Kinyarwanda version of this site.
- Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
- Ministry of Justice
- National Electoral Commission of Rwanda
- National Institute of Statistics
- National Population Office
- National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC)
A national institution dedicated to unity and reconciliation, culture of peace, tolerance, justice, democracy and development.
- Office of the Prime Minister
State-run news and media organization (television, newspaper, & radio).
- Population Census
- President of Rwanda
- Australian Government - Rwanda
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - Rwanda
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Rwanda
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Rwanda
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 Rwanda
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
- IAEA - Rwanda
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IMF - Rwanda
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Rwanda
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- OHCHR - Rwanda
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 - Rwanda
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Rwanda
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office in Nairobi
Cluster Office to Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Rwanda
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Rwanda
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Rwanda
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- UNdata - Rwanda
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Rwanda
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Rwanda
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Rwanda.
- 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 - Rwanda
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
- 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.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
- 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 "Rwanda" 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 Rwanda.
- 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 - Rwanda
News and reports related to human rights.
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- 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 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.
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- African Development Bank Group - Rwanda
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Rwanda 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) - Rwanda
COMESA promote regional economic integration through trade and investment. Click on Rwanda in the map for more country information.
- Delegation of the European Commission to Rwanda
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Rwanda in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Kigali, Rwanda
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Rwanda.
- EU Relations with Rwanda
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Rwanda.
- 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 Rwanda), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Rwanda
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) is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
- Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Rwanda
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.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Rwanda from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda
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 - Rwanda
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- United Nations Rwanda
UN Country Team in Rwanda comprises 10 agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, FAO, UNHCR, WHO, UNAIDS, UNECA, UNIFEM) with physical in-country presence, four agencies with in-country representation through UNDP (UNV, UNIDO, UN HABITAT and UNCDF) and four non-resident agencies (IFAD, UNESCO, UNEP and ILO).
- USAID - Rwanda
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
- U.S. Department of State - Rwanda
U.S.-Rwanda relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Rwanda
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
- Background Notes - Rwanda
- World Bank - Rwanda
World Bank data, projects, and research in Rwanda.
- World Food Programme - Rwanda
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - Rwanda
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
- UNAIDS - Rwanda
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Rwanda
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Rwanda.
- WHO - Rwanda
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Rwanda from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- 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."
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Established by the United Nations to prosecute those responsible for genocide and violations of international humanitarian law in 1994.
- International Crisis Group - Rwanda
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Rwanda
- Rwanda: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR)
October 1993-March 1996: "UNAMIR was originally established to help implement the Arusha Peace Agreement signed by the Rwandese parties on 4 August 1993. UNAMIR's mandate and strength were adjusted on a number of occasions in the face of the tragic events of the genocide and the changing situation in the country. UNAMIR's mandate came to an end on 8 March 1996."
- United Nations Organization Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda (UNOMUR)
June 1993-September 1994: "UNOMUR was established to monitor the border between Uganda and Rwanda and verify that no military assistance was being provided across it. While the tragic turn of events in Rwanda in April 1994 prevented UNOMUR from fully implementing its mandate, the Mission played a useful role as a confidence-building mechanism. UNOMUR was officially closed on 21 September 1994."
Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Rwanda available in the collection.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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