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- BBC News Profile - Guatemala
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Guatemala
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Guatemala
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 Guatemala
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 - Guatemala
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Guatemala
Country factsheet on
multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Guatemala
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - Guatemala
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Guatemala
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Guatemala
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - Guatemala
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 - Guatemala
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Guatemala
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Guatemala
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Guatemala
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Guatemala
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Guatemala ( in Spanish only)
National field office for UNESCO in Guatemala.
- UNESCO San Jose (in Spanish only)
Cluster Office to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Guatemala
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Guatemala
"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 - Guatemala
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Guatemala
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Guatemala
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Guatemala
"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 - Guatemala
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Guatemala.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Guatemala
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Central America
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama).
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Guatemala" 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.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
- 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 "Guatemala" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Guatemala.
- 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.
- LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
- 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
- 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
- Delegation of the European Commission to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, & Panama
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of the United States in Guatemala City, Guatemala
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Guatemala.
- EU's Relations with Guatemala
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Guatemala.
- 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 Guatemala), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- Inter-American Development Bank and Guatemala
Strategy, projects,and news about Guatemala and the IADB.
- Permanent Mission of Guatemala 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 Guatemala to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Guatemala
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 - Guatemala
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) Guatemala (in Spanish 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 - Guatemala
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- USAID - Guatemala
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Guatemala.
- U.S. Department of State - Guatemala
U.S.-Guatemalan relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Guatemala
World Bank data, projects, and research in Guatemala.
- World Food Program - Guatemala
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - Guatemala
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
- UNAIDS - Guatemala
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Guatemala
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in Guatemala.
- WHO - Guatemala
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Guatemala from the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
- Guatemala: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- The Guatemalan Military: What the U.S. Files Reveal
A report compiled by the National Security Archive.
- 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."
- United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA)
November 1989-January 1992: "ONUCA was established in November 1989 to verify compliance by the Central American Governments (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) with their undertakings to cease aid to irregular forces and insurrectionist movements in the region and not to allow their territory to be used for attacks on other States. In addition, ONUCA played a part in the voluntary demobilization of the Nicaraguan Resistance and monitored a ceasefire and the separation of forces agreed by the Nicaraguan parties as part of the demobilization process."
- United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA)
January 1997-May 1997: "The United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala -- the peacekeeping mission within the larger civilian and humanitarian MINUGUA mission -- was established in January 1997 to verify the Agreement on the Definitive Ceasefire between the Government of Guatemala and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca."
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Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Guatemala available in the
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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