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- BBC News Profile - Bahamas
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Bahamas
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and The Bahamas
This page from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has information on economic and agricultural issues. It also has a good selection of maps.
- Human Development Report on The Bahamas
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 - Bahamas
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Bahamas
Country factsheet on
multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IMF - Bahamas
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Bahamas
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Bahamas
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - Bahamas
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 - Bahamas
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Bahamas
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Bahamas
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Bahamas
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Bahamas
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office for the Caribbean
Cluster Office representing UNESCO member and associate states in the Caribbean. Member States are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saints Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Associate Member States are British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Cayman Islands.
- UNFPA Caribbean
The UNFPA office in Jamaica serves the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean inclusive of 21 member countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and The Turks and Caicos Islands.
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Bahamas
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Bahamas
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bahamas
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Bahamas
"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 - Bahamas
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with The Bahamas.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Bahamas
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Caribbean Region
Regional profile about doing business in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda,
British Virgin Islands,
Curacao / Aruba,
Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe,
Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten,
Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Caicos Islands) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Bahamas
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to The Bahamas.
- 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 General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Latin America CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Latin America.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- 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.
- 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
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- CARICOM - The Bahamas
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.
- Commonwealth of Nations - The Bahamas
"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."
- Embassy of the United States in Nassau, Bahamas
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in The Bahamas.
- EU's Relations with Bahamas
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with The Bahamas.
- 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 The Bahamas), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- Inter-American Development Bank and Bahamas
Strategy, projects,and news about The Bahamas and the IADB.
- Permanent Mission of The Bahamas 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."
- Permanent Mission of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Bahamas
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.
- UNHCR - Bahamas
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - The Bahamas
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- U.S. Department of State - The Bahamas
U.S.-Bahamian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - The Bahamas
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
- World Bank - Bahamas
World Bank data, projects, and research in The Bahamas.
- World Trade Organization - Bahamas (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
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Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
- UNAIDS - Bahamas
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- WHO - Bahamas
Information and statistics on the status of public health in The Bahamas from the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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- Bahamas: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
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