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- BBC News Country Profile - Switzerland
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Switzerland
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- EUbusiness - Switzerland
Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
- FAO and Switzerland
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 Switzerland
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 - Switzerland
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Switzerland
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Switzerland
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - Switzerland
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - Switzerland
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Switzerland
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OECD - Switzerland
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- OHCHR - Switzerland
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 - Switzerland
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Switzerland
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Switzerland
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Switzerland
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Switzerland
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Switzerland
"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 - Switzerland
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Switzerland.
- U.S. Commercial Service - Switzerland
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 - Switzerland
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.
Enter "Switzerland" 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.
- 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 "Switzerland" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Switzerland.
- 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 "Switzerland" as the search term.
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.
- 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 Europe CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe.
- 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.
- SourceOECD CU
The Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
- 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
- WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.
- 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
- Council of Europe and Switzerland
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.
- Delegation of the European Commission to Switzerland (in German and French only)
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Switzerland in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Bern, Switzerland
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Switzerland.
- EFTA - Switzerland
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1960. Its Member States are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
- EU's Relations with Switzerland
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Switzerland.
- NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Switzerland).
- Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Switzerland
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 - Switzerland
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 - Switzerland
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- U.S. Department of State - Switzerland
U.S.-German relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Switzerland
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
- World Bank - Switzerland
World Bank data, projects, and research.
- World Trade Organization - Switzerland
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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- UNAIDS - Switzerland
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- WHO - Switzerland
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Switzerland from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
- 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."
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Switzerland).
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Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Switzerland available in the
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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