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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United Nations News Centre - News Focus: Sudan
News, press releases, official statements and reports.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Sudan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Sudan.

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 - Sudan and South Sudan
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Sudan
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 Portal
Links to various agencies of the Sudanese government.

Bank of Sudan

Central Bureau of Statistics

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Sudan" 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 "Sudan" 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 Sudan.

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 - Sudan
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.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), 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.

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 - Sudan
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Sudan 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 Sudan).

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

Embassy of Sudan in Washington DC
Diplomatic representation of The People's Democratic Republic of Sudan in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Khartoum, Sudan
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Sudan.

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

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

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Sudan
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.

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 Sudan).

League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Sudan). 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.

ReliefWeb - Sudan
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.
  • OCHA - Sudan
    "OCHA-Sudan is responsible for monitoring relief needs and providing humanitarian support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) reporting directly to the Humanitarian Coordinator and through the Resident Coordinator to the Heads of UN-Agencies."
SESRTCIC - Republic of the Sudan
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 Sudan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

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

USAID - Sudan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Sudan.
  • USAID - East Africa - Sudan
  • USAID - East Africa
    USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S. Department of State - Sudan
U.S.-Sudanese relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Sudan
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank - Sudan
World Bank data, projects, and research in Sudan.

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

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

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

WHO-EMRO
Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (WHO-EMRO).   
African Union Mission in the Sudan - The Situation in Darfur
African Union's peacekeeping mission in the Darfur region of Sudan.

African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
July 2007-Present: A joint African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur was authorized by Security Council resolution 1769 of 31 July 2007. The Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, authorized UNAMID to take necessary action to support the implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement, as well as to protect its personnel and civilians, without "prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of Sudan."

BBC News Q&A: Sudan's Darfur Conflict
Background information and history of the Darfur Conflict.

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

NATO Assistance to the African Union for Darfur
International assistance in providing security and stability in Darfur.

Sudan: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)
March 2005-Present: "The Security Council, by its resolution 1590 of 24 March 2005, decided to establish the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) to support implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army on 9 January 2005; and to perform certain functions relating to humanitarian assistance, and protection and promotion of human rights."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Sudan.

 

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

 

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

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