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- BBC News Profile - Sierra Leone
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Sierra Leone
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Sierra Leone
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 Sierra Leone
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 - Sierra Leone
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Sierra Leone
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IMF - Sierra Leone
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Sierra Leone
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Sierra Leone
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - Sierra Leone
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).
- UNEP - Sierra Leone
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Sierra Leone
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Sierra Leone
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Sierra Leone
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Sierra Leone
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Dakar
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Sierra Leone
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Sierra Leone
"The United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect."
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Sierra Leone
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Sierra Leone
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Sierra Leone
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Sierra Leone
"Statistics database contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world."
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Sierra Leone
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Sierra Leone.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Sierra Leone
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Commercial Service - West Africa
Regional profile about doing business in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Sierra Leone
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
- U.S. Department of Energy - West Africa
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Sierra Leone" 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.
- Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CRS Reports - LexisNexis Congressional 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 "Sierra Leone" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Sierra Leone.
- 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. The site also includes databases that focus on individual topics.
- 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 Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- 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.
- SESRTCIC 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).
- United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
"UNCDB provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas."
- WDI Online CU
World Development Indicators (WDI) online
contains statistical data on the global economy from the
- Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents. The WITS database coverage is currently from 1/1/2004 to 6/30/2007 and is updated quarterly.
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- African Development Bank Group - Sierra Leone
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Sierra Leone and the ADB.
- African Union
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."
- Commonwealth of Nations - Sierra Leone
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
- Delegation of the European Commission to Sierra Leone
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Sierra Leone in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Sierra Leone.
- EU Relations with Sierra Leone
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Sierra Leone.
- 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 Sierra Leone), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Sierra Leone
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.
- 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 Sierra Leone).
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
- Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Sierra Leone
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.
- SESRTCIC - Sierra Leone
Socioeconomic statistics and information 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).
- UNHCR - Sierra Leone
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sierra Leone
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 - Sierra Leone
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- USAID - Sierra Leone
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
- USAID - West Africa
USAID Assistance in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Male, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).
- U.S. Department of State - Sierra Leone
U.S.-Sierra Leonean relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Sierra Leone
World Bank data, projects, and research in Sierra Leone.
- World Food Program - Sierra Leone
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - Sierra Leone
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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- UNAIDS - Sierra Leone
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- WHO - Sierra Leone
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Sierra Leone from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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- International Crisis Group - Sierra Leone
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Sierra Leone.
- Sierra Leone: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)
"The United Nations Security Council established UNIOSIL to help consolidate peace in the country, enhance development and ensure human rights."
- United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)
October 1999-December 2005: "On 22 October 1999, the Security Council established UNAMSIL to cooperate with the Government and the other parties in implementing the Lome Peace Agreement and to assist in the implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration plan. On 7 February 2000, the Council revised UNAMSIL's mandate. It also expanded its size, as it did once again on 19 May 2000 and on 30 March 2001. UNAMSIL successfully completed its mandate in December 2005. It was succeeded by a new mission—the United Nations Integrated Office for Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)—established by the Security Council to help consolidate peace in the country."
- United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL)
July 1998-October 1999: "UNOMSIL was established in July 1998 to monitor the military and security situation in Sierra Leone, as well as the disarmament and demobilization of former combatants. It was also asked to assist in monitoring respect for international humanitarian law. UNOMSIL was terminated on 22 October 1999, when the Security Council authorized deployment of a new and significantly larger peacekeeping operation -- the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)."
Resources in the Catalog
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