Colombia Web Links
Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on Colombia, the peace process in Colombia and U.S. foreign policy on Colombia. For more USIP resources see Colombia.
- General Resources
- Government Agencies and International Organizations
- Maps and Guides
- Media and News Sources
- Political Resources
- Selected Documents
These links complement the conflict-resolution simulation exercise on Colombia for the state-level high school winners of the Institute's National Peace Essay Contest in June, 2000.
- CIP Colombia Project
From the Center for International Policy, this comprehensive web site has compiled full text documentation, testimony, policy statements, news and background information regarding the U.S. aid package to Colombia and the peace process. Links to the aid proposal, charts the progress of the aid proposal in Congress (with statements, hearings, committee links, etc.), and provides the Center's analyses and links to analyses from other groups.
- Council on Foreign Relations Latin America Studies Program: Colombia
Part of an internet portal to Latin American Issues and Resources developed by the Council on Foreign Relations, it lists U.S. government links for support for Plan Colombia, as well as links for documents, country information, newspapers, political resources and general information.
- LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center (Univ. of Texas)
Resources for information in English and Spanish on Colombia and other areas of Latin America, covering academic research, arts and humanities, economy, government, media and news, popular culture and travel.
- Embassy of Colombia to the United States, Washington, D.C.
Includes consular, visa and travel information, information for young people, FAQs, news and media, and links to related web sites. Contains a section on Plan Colombia: The Roadmap for Peace, with many documents in English and Spanish.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Web site includes information in Spanish covering foreign policy, Colombia's relationship to other countries and international organizations, Colombia's global agenda, and contact information for embassies and consulates.
Organization of American States (OAS)
- Organization of American States (OAS)
The web site contains sections on documents, publications, organizational structure, news and several specific issues, such as Summit of the Americas and Human Rights.
- ReliefWeb: Colombia The Latest
ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has the latest news and information on Colombia as they relate to humanitarian emergencies from various sources, including UN and humanitarian agencies, wire and news services. It also includes links to additional resources in several categories, including economics, country profiles, development, media, and refugees, such as IDPs in Colombia from the Norwegian Refugee Council's Global IDP Project on internally displaced persons.
- UNHCR: Country of Origin and Legal Information
The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has databases for country of origin and legal information documents and reports. Pull-down menus allow selection by country and/or subject and a specific search engine feature is also provided. Each country compilation includes links to country reports, legal documents, news and maps.
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This web site provides keyword searches and searches by different categories in its Treaty Bodies Database and Charter-based Bodies Database for documents. A search by country for Colombia in the Charter-based Bodies Database yields a listing of documents by year. A search by country for Colombia in the Treaty Bodies Database yields a listing of documents by such bodies as the Committee on Torture or the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
- Embassy of the United States in Bogota, Colombia
This web site, primarily in Spanish with some material in English, contains documents, press statements, articles and testimony concerning U.S. policy on various topics. Includes the President of Colombia's Plan Colombia in Spanish.
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Building Democracy in Colombia
Background information on the situation in Colombia and the USAID financial assistance program to address those needs. The web page lists the the Office of Transitional Intitiatives (OTI) Program for Colombia, which also includes summary information and substantive country field reports.
- U. S. Department of State-Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Includes Support for Plan Colombia, a collection of links to press statements, testimony, fact sheets, and related web sites, with a specific fact sheets on Plan Colombia.
- U. S. Department of State: International Information Programs: U.S. Support for Colombian Initiative Plan Colombia
This web site compiles administration testimony on Plan Colombia, links to U.S. policy statements and related texts on Colombia, fact sheets on specific elements of Plan Colombia, and other web sites on such international issues as illegal drugs, human rights, civic education, and the fight against bribery and corruption, as well as regional news from the Washington File. Also links to other related web sites, including a regional page on The Americas.
- CIA World Factbook: Colombia
Country information for Colombia covering the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
- Colombia Maps
Maps for Colombia from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Department of State.
- Maps of Colombia
List of maps for Colombia from the Norwegian Refugee Council's Global IDP Project on internally displaced persons.
- ReliefWeb Map Centre: Colombia
Contains maps of displaced persons, borders, projects and programs, field missions, and regional maps of Colombia.
- OneWorld. Net: Full coverage: Colombia
Extensive database of news and analysis on Colombia, with articles contributed by OneWorld partners, searchable by keyword, topic, and region with additional criteria for narrowing the search.
- Yahoo News: Full Coverage: Colombia
Extensive selection of news stories, news sources, opinions and editorials, audio and video files, and links to related organizations (advocacy, political and civil) and other web sites.
- Political Database of the Americas
Web site from Criminal Justice Careers includes links, documents, bibliographic resources and contact information for a variety of subjects: constitutional studies, electoral systems, civil society, political parties, and governmental institutions. Provides a search by keyword and list of topical categories.
- Political Resources on the Net: Colombia
Several links to three categories of web sites: political parties (including parties in conflict in Colombia), governmental agencies and media sources.
- Colombia: Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2002
Extensive report from the U.S. Department of State. Colombia 2002 report in Microsoft Word format with hyperlinks is also available for downloading. Reports for 1993-1999 and later are also available online.
- Implementing Plan Colombia
A special series of documents from the North-South Center"s conference on Plan Colombia.
- International Crisis Group: Colombia/Andes
Recent reports and briefings include Colombia and its Neighbours: the Tentacles of Instability and Colombia: Will UribeÕs Honeymoon Last? Reports are in English and Spanish.
- International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2002
Report on drug trafficking released by the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State.Colombia is listed In its section on South America
- Peace and Security in Colombia
A report of a July 2002 conferernce organized jointly by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the International Crisis Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace.
- Plan Colombia
Full text of the document, dated October 1999, describing policy and plans for dealing with the peace process, the economy, environment and drug trafficking in Colombia.
- Third Report on the Human Rights Situation in Colombia, 1999
Report from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.
- Toward Greater Peace and Security in Colombia: Forging a Constructive U.S. Policy
A 2000 independent task force report sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. A related publication is the Working Group Report: U.S. Interests and Objectives in Colombia, A Commentary in PDF and issued in 2000.