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Country Profiles

  • Australian Government - Jamaica
    Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • BBC News Profile - Jamaica
    A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
  • CIA World Factbook - Jamaica
    Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
  • FAO and Jamaica
    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 Jamaica
    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 - Jamaica
    Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
  • IAEA - Jamaica
    Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • IEA - Jamaica
    Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • IMF - Jamaica
    Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
  • ITC - Jamaica
    Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
  • Library of Congress - Jamaica
    Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
  • OHCHR - Jamaica
    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 - Jamaica
    Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • UNESCO Worldwide - Jamaica
    Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
  • UNFPA Country Profile - Jamaica
    "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."
    • 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 - Jamaica
    Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
  • United Nations Country @ a Glance - Jamaica
    Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
  • United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Jamaica
    Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
  • United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Jamaica
    "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 - Jamaica
    U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Jamaica.
  • U.S. Commercial Service - Jamaica
    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, Guyana, Jamaica, 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 - Jamaica
    Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

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Articles and Databases

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Diplomatic Relations
Diplomacy, Programs and Aid

  • CARICOM - Jamaica
    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 - Jamaica
    "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."
  • Delegation of the European Commission to Jamaica, Belize,  The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands
    The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
  • Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC
    Diplomatic representation of Jamaica in the United States.
  • Embassy of the United States in Kingston, Jamaica
    Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Jamaica.
  • EU's Relations with Jamaica
    Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Jamaica.
  • Group of 15
    The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
  • 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 Jamaica), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
  • Inter-American Development Bank and Jamaica
    Strategy, projects,and news about Jamaica and the IADB.
  • Permanent Mission of Jamaica 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 Jamaica to the United Nations
    Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
  • ReliefWeb - Jamaica
    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 - Jamaica
    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) Jamaica
    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 - Jamaica
    Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
  • USAID - Jamaica
    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
    • USAID - Caribbean
      USAID Assistance in the Caribbean (Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago).
  • U.S. Department of State - Jamaica
    U.S.-Jamaican relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
    • Background Notes - Jamaica
      Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
  • World Bank - Jamaica
    World Bank data, projects, and research in Jamaica.
  • World Trade Organization - Jamaica
    Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.

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Health

  • PAHO/WHO
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.   
  • UNAIDS - Jamaica
    Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
  • USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Jamaica
    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in Jamaica.
  • WHO - Jamaica
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Jamaica from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Peacekeeping and Military Information

  • Jamaica: Security Assistance
    Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
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