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- Australian Government - Oman
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - Oman
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Oman
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Oman
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 Oman
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 - Oman
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Oman
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Oman
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - Oman
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Oman
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Oman
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- Medea - Oman
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
- OHCHR - Oman
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 - Oman
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Oman
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Oman
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Oman
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Oman
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Doha
Cluster Office to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Oman
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Oman
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Oman
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Oman
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Oman
"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 - Oman
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Oman.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Oman
Country profile about doing business in Oman by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Oman
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Oman" 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 "Oman" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Oman.
- 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 "Oman" 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 Oman).
- Cultural Office of the Embassy of Oman in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Oman in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Muscat, Oman
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Oman.
- EU & the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (includes Oman).
- 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 Oman), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Promotes coordination and international cooperation between Member States (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait) to strengthen member states' economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.
- 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 Oman).
- League of Arab States (In Arabic, English site under construction)
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Oman). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.
- Permanent Mission of Oman to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Oman
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 - Oman
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).
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Oman
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- UNHCR - Oman
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 - Oman
U.S.-Oman relations, humanitarian assistance, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Oman
World Bank data, projects, and research in Oman.
- World Trade Organization - Oman
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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- UNAIDS - Oman
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- World Health Organization - Oman
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Oman.
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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- Oman: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- United States Central Command - Arabian Gulf States
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. Arabian Gulf states include Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman.
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
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