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- Australian Government - Lebanon
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - Lebanon
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Lebanon
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Lebanon
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 Lebanon
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 - Lebanon
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Lebanon
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Lebanon
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - Lebanon
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Lebanon
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Lebanon
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- Medea - Lebanon
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
- Lebanon Information Files: documents, treaties/agreements, imports/exports, elections, international relations, and UN Resolutions.
- OHCHR - Lebanon
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 - Lebanon
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Lebanon
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO
National office representing UNESCO in Lebanon.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Lebanon
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Lebanon
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Lebanon
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Beirut
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Autonomous Palestinian Territories in the Middle East Cluster and Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Lebanon
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Lebanon
"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 - Lebanon
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Lebanon
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations News Centre - News Focus: Lebanon
News, press releases, official statements and reports.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Lebanon
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Lebanon
"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 - Lebanon
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Lebanon.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Lebanon
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 - Eastern Mediterranean
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for Eastern Mediterranean countries (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria).
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Lebanon" 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 "Lebanon" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Lebanon.
- 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. Enter "Lebanon" as the search term.
- 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
- Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
Projects, operations, resources, and technical assistance from the AFESD. Members of the AFESD are the 21 Arab countries that are members of the League of Arab states (including Lebanon).
- Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Lebanon
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Lebanon in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Beirut, Lebanon
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Lebanon.
- EU's Relations with Lebanon
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Lebanon.
- 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 Lebanon), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- 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 Lebanon).
- League of Arab States (In Arabic, English site under construction)
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Lebanon). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.
- Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Lebanon
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 - Lebanon
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 - Lebanon
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 Lebanon
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 - Lebanon
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs
- United Nations System in Lebanon
"The organizations of the United Nations present in Lebanon cover a wide range of mandates, including peacekeeping, assistance to refugees, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation and financial assistance for development."
- USAID - Lebanon
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Lebanon.
- U.S. State Department - Lebanon
U.S.-Lebanon relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Lebanon
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
- World Bank - Lebanon
World Bank data, projects, and research in Lebanon.
- World Trade Organization - Lebanese Republic (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
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- UNAIDS - Lebanon
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- World Health Organization - Lebanon
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Lebanon.
Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean
Region Office (WHO-EMRO).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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- 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 - Lebanon
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Lebanon.
- Arab-Israeli Conflict
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Israel and neighboring Arab countries/territories.
- Lebanon Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
- Lebanon: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- Operation Desert Storm
This site, from Global Security, provides information, timeline, and statistics on Operation Desert Storm. It includes data on ground and air forces, allied contributions, and financial contributions.
- Operation Desert Storm: Ten Years After
This National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book discusses the role of intelligence, stealth technology and space systems in the Gulf War.
- United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
1978-Present: "Originally, UNIFIL was created by the Security Council in 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security and assist the Lebanese Government in restoring its effective authority in the area. Following the July/August 2006 crisis, the Council enhanced the Force and decided that in addition to the original mandate, it would, among other things, monitor the cessation of hostilities; accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the south of Lebanon; and extend its assistance to help ensure humanitarian access to civilian populations and the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons."
- United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL)
June 1958-December 1958: "UNOGIL was established to ensure that there was no illegal infiltration of personnel or supply of arms or other materiel across the Lebanese borders. After the conflict had been settled, tensions eased and UNOGIL was withdrawn."
- United States Central Command - Lebanon
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility.
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
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