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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about United Arab Emirates 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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Australian Government - UAE
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Energy - UAE
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for Eastern Mediterranean countries (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria).

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: United Arab Emerites
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. Enter "United Arab Emirates " 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 "United Arab Emirates " as the search term.

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

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 - UAE
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 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.
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 UAE).

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of the UAE in the United States.
  • UAE-US Relations
    Site sponsored by the UAE embassy that provides information about the bilateral relationship between the US and the UAE.
Embassy of the United States in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in UAE.

Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with the United Arab Emirates.

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

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Promotes coordination and international cooperation between Member States (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait) to strengthen member states' economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.

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

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 UAE).

League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including UAE). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states. OPEC - UAE
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization made up of 12 developing nations whose economies rely on oil exports.

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

ReliefWeb - UAE
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.

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).

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

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

U.S. State Department - UAE
U.S.-UAE relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

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

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

World Health Organization - UAE
Information and statistics on the status of public health in UAE.
    Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean
    Region Office (WHO-EMRO).   
  • Country Health System Profile - UAE
    Information and health indicators about countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
United Arab Emirates: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United States Central Command - UAE
UAE is an area of responsibility country "where the combatant commanders may plan and conduct operations as defined under the Unified Command Plan."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on United Arab Emirates.


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


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