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- BBC News Profile - DR Congo
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - DR Congo
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and DR Congo
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 DR Congo
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 - DR Congo
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - DR Congo
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - DR Congo
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - DR Congo
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - DR Congo
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - DR Congo
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - DR Congo
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 - DR Congo
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - DR Congo
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - DR Congo
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - DR Congo
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - DR Congo
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Kinshasa
National Office representing UNESCO to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Central and Western Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO Office Libreville
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe in the Central and Western Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - DR Congo
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - DR Congo
"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 - DR Congo
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - DR Congo
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations News Centre - News Focus: DR Congo
News, press releases, official statments and reports.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - DR Congo
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - DR Congo
"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 - Congo (Kinshasa)
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with DR Congo.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Eastern Africa
Regional profile about doing business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Southern Africa Development Community
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for the Southern Africa Development Community (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "DR Congo," "Democratic Republic of Congo," or "Zaire" 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.
- 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 "Congo, Democratic Republic" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to DR Congo. Enter "Congo, Democratic Republic," "Congo, Democratic Republic," "Belgian Congo," or "Zaire" as the search terms.
- 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.
- 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 - DR Congo
Projects, strategy papers, and information about the DRC 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."
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - DR Congo
promote regional economic integration through trade and investment. Click on DR Congo in the map for more country information.
- Embassy of the United States in Kinshasa, DR Congo
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in DR Congo.
- EU Relations with DR Congo
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with the DRC.
- 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 DR Congo), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- IRIN Humanitarian Profile - DRC
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.
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
- Permanent Mission of
DR Congo to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - DR Congo
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.
- OCHA - DR Congo (in French only)
"OCHA-DR Congo is responsible for monitoring relief needs and providing humanitarian support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) reporting directly to the Humanitarian Coordinator and through the Resident Coordinator to the Heads of UN-Agencies."
- Southern African Development Community (SADC) - DR Congo
SADC is an intergovernmental organization. that promotes economic well-being, improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, and peace and security among the 14 southern African member states.
- UNHCR - DR Congo
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) in DR Congo (in French only)
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 - DR Congo
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- United Nations Mission in DR Congo (MONUC)
Established to facilitate the implementation of the Lusaka Accord signed in 1999.
- USAID - East Africa - DR Congo
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in DRC.
- USAID - East Africa
USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
- U.S. Department of State - DR Congo
U.S.-DR Congo relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Bank - DR Congo
World Bank data, projects, and research in DR Congo.
- World Food Program - DR Congo
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - DR Congo
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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- UNAIDS - DR Congo
Country situation analysis and news in DR Congo from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - DR Congo
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in DR Congo.
- WHO - DR Congo
Information and statistics on the status of public health in DR Congo 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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- Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- 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 - DR Congo
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in DRC.
- United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)
July 1960 - June 1964: "ONUC was established in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces, to assist the Government in maintaining law and order and to provide technical assistance. The function of ONUC was subsequently modified to include maintaining the territorial integrity and political independence of the Congo, preventing the occurrence of civil war and securing the removal of all foreign military, paramilitary and advisory personnel not under the United Nations Command, and all mercenaries."
- United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)
November 1999 - Present: "The Democratic Republic of the Congo and five regional States signed the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999. To maintain liaison with the parties and carry out other tasks, the Security Council set up MONUC on 30 November 1999, incorporating UN personnel authorized in earlier resolutions. On 24 February 2000, the Council expanded the mission's mandate and size."
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the Democratic Republic of Congo available in the
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