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- Australian Government - DPR Korea
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Country Profile - North Korea
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - North Korea
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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 DPRK
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
- Human Rights Watch - North Korea
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - DPRK
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IAEA In Focus - IAEA and DPRK (North Korea)
International Atomic Energy Agency page with latest news coverage, documents and reports, background information, facts and figures.
- IEA - Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- ITC - DPRK
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - North Korea
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - DPRK
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 - DPRK
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - DPRK
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - DPRK
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - DPRK
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - DPRK
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Beijing
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Republic of Korea in the East and South-East Asia Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - DPRK
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - DPRK
"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 - North Korea
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - DPR Korea
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations News Centre - News Focus: DPR Korea (North Korea)
News, press releases, official statements and reports.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - DPRK
"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 - North Korea
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with North Korea.
- U.S. Department of Energy - North Korea
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "North Korea" 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 "Korea, North" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to North Korea.
- 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 Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- 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
- EU's Relations with North Korea
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with North Korea.
- 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 DPR Korea), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- ReliefWeb - DPR Korea
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.
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - DPR Korea
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- UNHCR - DPR Korea
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- U.S. Department of State - North Korea
U.S.-North Korean relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Food Program - DPR Korea
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
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- UNAIDS - DPR Korea
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- WHO - DPR Korea
Information and statistics on the status of public health in North Korea from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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- International Crisis Group - North Korea
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in North Korea.
- Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - North Korea
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users.
- North Korea Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
- National Archives -
Korean War Records
Record holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) relating to the Korean War.
- NTI - North Korea 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.
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
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