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US Information

Country Profiles and Information from the United States Government

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Profiles by Governments

Profiles of the United States by Foreign Governments

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Profiles by International Organizations

Information on the United States by Foreign Governments

  • BBC News Country Profile: United States of America
    A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
  • EUbusiness - USA
    Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
  • Delegation of the European Commission to the USA
    The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
  • EU's Relations with the United States of America
    Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with the USA.
  • FAO and the USA
    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 the USA
    Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme. Country factsheet is also available.
  • Human Rights Watch - United States
    News and reports related to human rights.
  • IAEA - USA
    Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • IEA - USA
    Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • IMF - USA
    Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
  • ITC - USA
    Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
  • NTI - United States Profile
    Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
  • OECD - USA
    Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • OHCHR - USA
    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).
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
    The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including the United States).
  • PAHO/WHO
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.   
  • ReliefWeb - USA
    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.
  • UNAIDS - USA
    Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
  • UNESCO Worldwide - USA
    Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
  • UNHCR
    News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select United States of America from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
  • United Nations Development Programme Partner - USA
    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 Country @ a Glance - USA
    Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
  • United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - United States
    Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
  • United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - USA
    Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
  • World Bank - U.S. Affairs
    World Bank data, projects, and research.
  • World Health Organization - USA
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in the USA.
  • World Trade Organization - USA
    Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.

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International Membership

Permanent memberships, missions, foreign relationships, trade agreements, and international alliances of the USA.

  • Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
    Complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States compiled by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Group of Eight (G-8) Information Centre
    The G8 is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Group of Twenty (G-20)
    The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.
  • North American Development Bank (NADB)
    NADB is a binational financial institution capitalized and governed equally by the U.S. and Mexico to develop and finance infrastructure necessary for a clean and healthy environment for border residents.
  • North American Free Trade Association
    U.S. Trade Representative provides information, news, and reports on NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • Permanent Mission of the United States 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."
  • United Nations Security Council Permanent Member
    The UN Security Council is responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Council is composed of five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States — and ten nonpermanent members that are elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms and not eligible for immediate re-election.
  • United States Mission to NATO
    The U.S. is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949.
  • United States Mission to the United Nations
    Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
  • U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
    Websites of U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions from the U.S. Department of State.

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American Territories

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Articles and Databases

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System CU
    Search this database to find declassified documents related to the United States..
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • North American Transportation Statistics Database "
    "Presents information on transportation and transportation-related activities among Canada, the United States and Mexico, both within individual countries and between the countries.  This database, presented in French, English, and Spanish is, accessible in table and time series formats, and covers twelve thematic areas, including transportation and the economy, transportation safety, transportation’s impact on energy and the environment, passenger and freight activity, and transportation and trade."
  • 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.
  • OECDiLibrary CU
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
  • 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.

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Resources in the Catalog

For additional US information, arranged by subject, try the Subject Page.

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