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Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Vietnam, 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.
  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
  • Search Chinook
  • Related Guides
APEC Individual Action Plan - Viet Nam
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Vietnam
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 of Vietnam

Communist Party of Vietnam
Links to news and events, activities of the party, economics, social affairs, culture & sports, science & education, foreign affairs, and an archive of party documents.

General Statistics Office of Vietnam

National Assembly
Links to the history, duties, functions, organization, and activities of the National Assembly. Also includes the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, current law, current news, and publications.

Ministry of Finance of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Links to financial documents and policies concerning taxation, state budget, corporate finance, and foreign investments.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
The official Website of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism includes information about the country and people of Vietnam, as well as tourism sites and services.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Vietnam" as the search terms. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Vietnam" as the search term.

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

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 "Vietnam" 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 - Vietnam
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports
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.

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

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 - Viet Nam
Projects, publications, and news about Vietnam and the ADB.

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

Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam

The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

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

Embassy of the United States in Hanoi, Vietnam
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Vietnam.

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

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

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

Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Viet Nam
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 Vietnam from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam

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 - Viet Nam

Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs

United Nations in Viet Nam
UN Country Team comprising all UN agencies based in Viet Nam.

USAID - Vietnam
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Vietnam

U.S.-Vietnamese relations, humanitarian assistance, and country background notes.

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

World Trade Organization - Viet Nam

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

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Vietnam
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam.

Official site of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO). 
National Archives
Documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. National Security Agency - Vietnam Era and the Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Previously classified information regarding the Vietnam era and the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Includes a variety of articles, chronologies of events, oral history interviews, signals intelligence (SIGINT) reports and translations, and other related memoranda.

Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database
U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991.

Vietnam: 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 Vietnam.


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


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

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.