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

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

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

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

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

OHCHR - Suriname
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 - Suriname
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Suriname
    A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
  • UNESCO Office for the Caribbean
    Cluster Office representing UNESCO member and associate states in the Caribbean. Member States are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saints Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Associate Member States are British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Cayman Islands.
  • UNESCO World Heritage - Suriname
    Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Suriname
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Suriname
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.
Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek in Suriname (in Dutch; limited English content)
General Bureau of Statistics

Centrale Bank van Suriname (in Dutch only)
Central Bank of Suriname

De Nationale Assemblee (in Dutch only)
National Assembly

Kabinet van de President (in Dutch only)
Cabinet of the President

National Database Suriname
Find Articles & More
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Suriname" 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 "Suriname" as the search term.

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

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 - Suriname
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.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

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

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.
CARICOM - Suriname
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.

Delegation of the European Commission to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba and the Netherland Antillies
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

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

Embassy of the United States in Paramaribo, Suriname
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Suriname.

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

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

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

Inter-American Development Bank and Suriname
Strategy, projects,and news about Suriname and the IADB.

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 Suriname).

Permanent Mission of Suriname to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

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

ReliefWeb - Suriname
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.

SESRIC - Suriname
Socioeconomic statistics and information 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).

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

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Trinidad and Tobago
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. The Trinidad and Tobago country office also covers Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

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

U.S. Department of State - Suriname
U.S.-Surinamese relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Suriname
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank - Suriname
World Bank data, projects, and research in Suriname.

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

WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WHO - Suriname
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Suriname from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Country Health Profile - Suriname
    Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Suriname: 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 Suriname.

 

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

 

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suriname and histor* suriname and histor*
suriname and politic* suriname and politic*
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