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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Thailand 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.

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APEC Individual Action Plan - Thailand
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

India Foreign Relations Brief - Thailand
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Energy - Thailand
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Thailand
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.
Ministry of Commerce

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Energy - Energy Policy and Planning Office

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Statistical Office

Office of the Judiciary

Provides information about the Judicial Branch of Thailand's government.

Royal Thai Government
Provides links to the Thai Cabinet, government news, and Thai history.

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives
Provides history and information about the Cabinet and the Prime Minister.

Secretariat of the Prime Minister (In Thai)
Information about the Executive Branch of Thailand's government.

Thai National Assembly (in Thai)
The Thai Parliament's official web site. Provides information about the Legislative Branch of Thailand's government.

Tourism Authority of Thailand
Links to cultural information, travel information, and tourism services.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Thailand" as the search terms.
  • 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 "Thailand" 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 Thailand.

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 "Thailand" as the search term.

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 - Thailand
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.

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

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.
Asian Development Bank - Thailand
Projects, publications, and news about Thailand and the ADB.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Thailand
ASEAN promotes regional economic growth, social progress, cultural development, and peace and stability.

BIMSTEC - Thailand
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) promotes economic and technical development of its member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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

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

Embassy of the United States in Bangkok, Thailand
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Thailand.

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

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

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

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

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

United Nations Thailand
UN Country Team comprises all UN agencies based in Thailand.

U.S. Department of State - Thailand
U.S.-Thai relations, humanitarian assistance, and country background notes.

World Bank - Thailand
World Bank data, projects, and research in Thailand.

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

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

Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR). 
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 Crisis Group - Thailand
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Thailand.

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 Thailand.


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


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

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