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Foreign Countries: Websites


BBC Country Profiles

CIA World Factbook

Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Guide to their profiles

FAO Country Profiles

The Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations and its 190 members highlight information as one of the priority areas in fighting hunger and achieving food security. The FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System is a pioneering information retrieval tool which groups the organization's vast archive of information on its global activities in agriculture and development in a single area and catalogues it exclusively by country.

Human Development Reports

Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

Human Rights Watch

Country background, news and reports related to human rights; browse by Country

Library of Congress Country Studies


UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

UNESCO Communication & Information

UNESCO Education

UNESCO Statistics

UNESCO World Heritage

The World Heritage List includes 878 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These include 679 cultural, 174 natural and 25 mixed properties in 145 States Parties. As of November 2007, 185 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

UNESCO Worldwide

UNFPA Worldwide

United Nations Country @ A Glance

United Nations Environment Statistics

University of Colorado at Boulder Foreign Countries Guides

An extensive list of research guides by specific country.

WHO/AFRO Country Health Profiles