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Title:
The statesman's yearbook 2004 : the politics, cultures and economies of the world
Author:
Turner, Barry, 1937-
Edition:
140th edition.
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Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2003]

©2003
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2072 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm
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English
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9780333980972
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Summary

For one hundred and forty years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor&mdashonly the seventh in the book's history&mdashbrought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. The 2004 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. A foldout color section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.


Author Notes

Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 140-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has a PhD in Political History and has been a full-time writer for more than 30 years. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the field of politics, biography, travel and education, and is the author of over 20 books


Table of Contents

Alyson Bailes
Time Zones Map
Key World Factsp. xv
ISO Country Codesp. xvi
Chronologyp. xxi
Addendap. xxxv
Part I International Organizations
Has NATO a Future?p. 3
The United Nations (UN)p. 8
General Assemblyp. 8
Security Councilp. 10
Economic and Social Councilp. 10
Trusteeship Councilp. 12
International Court of Justicep. 12
Secretariatp. 13
Member Statesp. 14
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 16
Nobel Prizesp. 19
United Nations Systemp. 20
Operational Programmes and Fundsp. 20
Training and Research Institutesp. 23
Informationp. 24
Specialized Agencies of the UNp. 25
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)p. 25
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)p. 26
International Development Association (IDA)p. 27
International Finance Corporation (IFC)p. 28
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)p. 28
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)p. 28
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)p. 29
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)p. 29
International Labour Organization (ILO)p. 30
International Maritime Organization (IMO)p. 31
International Monetary Fund (IMF)p. 32
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)p. 34
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)p. 35
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)p. 36
Universal Postal Union (UPU)p. 37
World Health Organization (WHO)p. 37
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)p. 39
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)p. 41
Other Organs Related to the UNp. 42
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)p. 42
World Trade Organization (WTO)p. 42
World Tourism Organization (WTO)p. 44
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)p. 44
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)p. 45
International Criminal Court (ICC)p. 45
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)p. 46
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)p. 49
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)p. 50
Europe
European Union (EU)p. 52
EU Institutionsp. 57
European Commissionp. 57
Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers)p. 57
The European Councilp. 59
European Parliamentp. 59
Court of Justice of the European Communitiesp. 60
European Court of Auditorsp. 60
European Ombudsmanp. 60
European Investment Bankp. 60
European System of Central Banksp. 61
The Consultative Bodiesp. 61
Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat)p. 61
EU Agencies and other Bodiesp. 62
Community Plant Variety Officep. 62
European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Productsp. 62
European Agency for Reconstructionp. 62
European Agency for Safety and Health at Workp. 62
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Trainingp. 62
European Environment Agencyp. 62
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditionsp. 63
European Investment Fundp. 63
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictionp. 63
European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobiap. 63
European Training Foundationp. 63
Europolp. 63
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Marketp. 63
Translation Centre for Bodies of the European Unionp. 64
European Food Safety Agencyp. 64
Council of Europep. 64
Western European Union (WEU)p. 67
Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE)p. 69
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)p. 70
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)p. 71
European Space Agency (ESA)p. 72
CERN--The European Laboratory for Particle Physicsp. 72
Central European Initiative (CEI)p. 73
The Nordic Councilp. 73
Nordic Development Fundp. 73
Nordic Investment Bankp. 73
Council of the Baltic Sea Statesp. 74
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)p. 74
Black Sea Economic Co-Operation Group (BSEC)p. 75
Danube Commissionp. 75
The Commonwealthp. 76
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)p. 79
Americas
Organization of American States (OAS)p. 81
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)p. 83
Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)p. 84
Central American Common Market (CACM)p. 84
Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)p. 85
Latin American Integration Association (ALADI/LAIA)p. 85
Latin American Economic System (SELA)p. 85
Latin American Reserve Fundp. 86
The Andean Communityp. 86
Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)p. 87
Association of Caribbean States (ACS)p. 87
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)p. 88
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)p. 90
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)p. 90
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)p. 91
Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)p. 91
Asia/Pacific
Asian Development Bankp. 92
Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO)p. 92
Colombo Planp. 93
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)p. 94
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)p. 95
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)p. 95
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)p. 96
Asean Mekong Basin Development Co-operation (Mekong Group)p. 97
South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC)p. 97
Middle East
League of Arab Statesp. 98
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)p. 99
Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)p. 100
Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)p. 100
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)p. 101
OPEC Fund for International Developmentp. 101
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)p. 102
Arab Maghreb Unionp. 102
Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD)p. 103
Africa
African Union (AU)p. 103
African Development Bankp. 104
Bank of Central African States (BEAC)p. 104
East African Development Bank (EADB)p. 104
West African Development Bank (BOAD)p. 105
Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)p. 105
African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK)p. 106
Economic Community of Central African States (CEAAC)p. 106
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)p. 106
West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA)p. 107
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)p. 107
Southern African Development Community (SADC)p. 108
Lake Chad Basin Commissionp. 108
Niger Basin Authorityp. 109
East African Communityp. 109
Intergovernmental Authority on Developmentp. 109
Other Organizations
World Council of Churchesp. 110
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)p. 111
International Organization for Migration (IOM)p. 111
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)p. 112
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)p. 113
Amnesty Internationalp. 114
International Seabed Authorityp. 114
Antarctic Treatyp. 115
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)p. 116
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)p. 116
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)p. 117
Islamic Development Bankp. 117
World Customs Organizationp. 118
Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization)p. 118
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)p. 119
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)p. 119
International Air Transport Association (IATA)p. 120
International Road Federation (IRF)p. 120
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)p. 120
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)p. 121
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)p. 122
World Confederation of Labour (WCL)p. 122
The International Organization of the Francophoniep. 123
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)p. 123
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)p. 124
International Olympic Committee (IOC)p. 124
International Union Against Cancer (UICC)p. 125
Part II Countries of the World A-Z
Afghanistanp. 129
Albaniap. 136
Algeriap. 142
Andorrap. 148
Angolap. 151
Antigua and Barbudap. 157
Argentinap. 161
Armeniap. 169
Australiap. 174
Territories
Australian Capital Territoryp. 193
Northern Territoryp. 196
States
New South Walesp. 201
Queenslandp. 208
South Australiap. 213
Tasmaniap. 217
Victoriap. 222
Western Australiap. 227
Australian External Territories
Australian Antarctic Territoryp. 234
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsp. 234
Christmas Islandp. 235
Norfolk Islandp. 237
Heard and McDonald Islandsp. 238
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsp. 239
Coral Sea Islandsp. 239
Austriap. 240
Azerbaijanp. 249
Nakhichevanp. 254
Nagorno-Karabakhp. 254
Bahamasp. 255
Bahrainp. 260
Bangladeshp. 265
Barbadosp. 272
Belarusp. 277
Belgiump. 283
Belizep. 292
Beninp. 297
Bhutanp. 302
Boliviap. 306
Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 312
Botswanap. 317
Brazilp. 322
Bruneip. 332
Bulgariap. 336
Burkina Fasop. 343
Burundip. 348
Cambodiap. 353
Cameroonp. 358
Canadap. 363
Provincesp. 376
Albertap. 377
British Columbiap. 381
Manitobap. 385
New Brunswickp. 388
Newfoundland and Labradorp. 392
Nova Scotiap. 396
Ontariop. 400
Prince Edward Islandp. 403
Quebecp. 405
Saskatchewanp. 408
Territories
Northwest Territoriesp. 411
Nunavutp. 414
Yukon Territoryp. 417
Cape Verdep. 422
Central African Republicp. 427
Chadp. 432
Chilep. 437
China, People's Republic ofp. 444
Hong Kongp. 459
Macaop. 467
Taiwanp. 470
Colombiap. 477
Comorosp. 484
Congo, Democratic Republic ofp. 488
Congo, Republic ofp. 494
Costa Ricap. 499
Cote D'Ivoirep. 504
Croatiap. 510
Cubap. 516
Cyprusp. 523
'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus'p. 529
Czech Republicp. 532
Denmarkp. 540
Faroe Islandsp. 550
Greenlandp. 552
Djiboutip. 556
Dominicap. 560
Dominican Republicp. 564
East Timorp. 570
Ecuadorp. 573
Egyptp. 579
El Salvadorp. 587
Equatorial Guineap. 592
Eritreap. 597
Estoniap. 601
Ethiopiap. 608
Fiji Islandsp. 614
Finlandp. 620
Francep. 632
Overseas Departments
French Guianap. 650
Guadeloupep. 652
Martiniquep. 655
Reunionp. 657
Departmental Collectivities
Mayottep. 660
Overseas Territories
French Polynesiap. 668
Southern and Antarctic Territoriesp. 671
Wallis and Futunap. 672
Dependencies
Bassas da Indiap. 674
Clipperton Islandp. 674
Europa Islandp. 674
Glorieuses Islandsp. 675
Juan de Nova Islandp. 675
Tromelin Islandp. 675
Gabonp. 676
The Gambiap. 681
Georgiap. 686
Abkhaziap. 690
Adjariap. 691
South Ossetiap. 691
Germanyp. 692
Lander
Baden-Wurttembergp. 709
Bavariap. 711
Berlinp. 714
Brandenburgp. 716
Bremenp. 718
Hamburgp. 720
Hessenp. 722
Lower Saxonyp. 724
Mecklenburg-West Pomeraniap. 727
North Rhine-Westphaliap. 729
Rhineland-Palatinatep. 731
Saarlandp. 733
Saxonyp. 736
Saxony-Anhaltp. 737
Schleswig-Holsteinp. 739
Thuringiap. 741
Ghanap. 744
Greecep. 750
Grenadap. 760
Guatemalap. 764
Guineap. 769
Guinea-Bissaup. 774
Guyanap. 778
Haitip. 783
Hondurasp. 788
Hungaryp. 793
Icelandp. 802
Indiap. 810
States and Territoriesp. 831
Andhra Pradeshp. 831
Arunachal Pradeshp. 833
Assamp. 835
Biharp. 836
Chhattisgarhp. 838
Goap. 840
Gujaratp. 841
Haryanap. 844
Himachal Pradeshp. 846
Jammu and Kashmirp. 848
Jharkhandp. 850
Karnatakap. 851
Keralap. 854
Madhya Pradeshp. 856
Maharashtrap. 858
Manipurp. 860
Meghalayap. 862
Mizoramp. 864
Nagalandp. 865
Orissap. 866
Punjab (India)p. 869
Rajasthanp. 870
Sikkimp. 872
Tamil Nadup. 874
Tripurap. 876
Uttar Pradeshp. 878
Uttaranchalp. 880
West Bengalp. 881
Union Territories
Andaman and Nicobar Islandsp. 884
Chandigarhp. 885
Dadra and Nagar Havelip. 885
Daman and Diup. 888
Delhip. 888
Lakshadweepp. 890
Pondicherryp. 890
Indonesiap. 892
Iranp. 901
Iraqp. 909
Irelandp. 915
Israelp. 934
Palestinian-Administered Territoriesp. 942
Italyp. 946
Jamaicap. 958
Japanp. 964
Jordanp. 976
Kazakhstanp. 982
Kenyap. 988
Kiribatip. 995
South Koreap. 999
North Koreap. 1008
Kuwaitp. 1015
Kyrgyzstanp. 1021
Laosp. 1026
Latviap. 1031
Lebanonp. 1038
Lesothop. 1043
Liberiap. 1047
Libyap. 1051
Liechtensteinp. 1056
Lithuaniap. 1060
Luxembourgp. 1066
Macedoniap. 1074
Madagascarp. 1080
Malawip. 1085
Malaysiap. 1090
Maldivesp. 1098
Malip. 1101
Maltap. 1106
Marshall Islandsp. 1113
Mauritaniap. 1116
Mauritiusp. 1120
Mexicop. 1125
Micronesiap. 1133
Moldovap. 1136
Monacop. 1141
Mongoliap. 1145
Moroccop. 1150
Western Saharap. 1156
Mozambiquep. 1158
Myanmarp. 1164
Namibiap. 1170
Naurup. 1176
Nepalp. 1179
Netherlandsp. 1185
Arubap. 1196
Netherlands Antillesp. 1198
New Zealandp. 1202
Territories Overseasp. 1215
Cook Islandsp. 1216
Niuep. 1219
Nicaraguap. 1221
Nigerp. 1226
Nigeriap. 1230
Norwayp. 1238
Dependencies
Svalbardp. 1248
Jan Mayenp. 1248
Bouvet Islandp. 1248
Peter I Islandp. 1249
Queen Maud Landp. 1249
Omanp. 1250
Pakistanp. 1256
Palaup. 1266
Panamap. 1269
Papua New Guineap. 1275
Paraguayp. 1280
Perup. 1285
Philippinesp. 1292
Polandp. 1299
Portugalp. 1309
Qatarp. 1318
Romaniap. 1323
Russiap. 1332
Republicsp. 1346
Adygeyap. 1346
Altaip. 1346
Bashkortostanp. 1346
Buryatiap. 1347
Chechnyap. 1347
Chuvashiap. 1349
Dagestanp. 1349
Ingushetiap. 1350
Kabardino-Balkariap. 1350
Kalmykiap. 1350
Karachai-Cherkessiap. 1351
Kareliap. 1351
Khakassiap. 1352
Komip. 1352
Mari-Elp. 1353
Mordoviap. 1353
North Ossetiap. 1353
Sakhap. 1354
Tatarstanp. 1354
Tuvap. 1355
Udmurtiap. 1355
Jewish Autonomous Regionp. 1356
Autonomous Areasp. 1356
Rwandap. 1358
St Kitts and Nevisp. 1363
St Luciap. 1367
St Vincent and the Grenadinesp. 1371
Samoap. 1375
San Marinop. 1379
Sao Tome E Principep. 1382
Saudi Arabiap. 1386
Senegalp. 1393
Serbia and Montenegrop. 1399
Republics and Provincesp. 1406
Montenegrop. 1406
Serbiap. 1408
Kosovo and Metohijap. 1410
Vojvodinap. 1412
Seychellesp. 1414
Sierra Leonep. 1420
Singaporep. 1425
Slovakiap. 1434
Sloveniap. 1441
Solomon Islandsp. 1446
Somaliap. 1452
South Africap. 1457
Provincesp. 1472
Eastern Capep. 1472
Free Statep. 1474
Gautengp. 1476
KwaZulu-Natalp. 1478
Limpopop. 1479
Mpumalangap. 1480
Northern Capep. 1481
North-Westp. 1483
Western Capep. 1484
Spainp. 1486
Sri Lankap. 1499
Sudanp. 1506
Surinamep. 1512
Swazilandp. 1517
Swedenp. 1522
Switzerlandp. 1534
Syriap. 1544
Tajikistanp. 1550
Badakhshan Autonomous Republicp. 1554
Tanzaniap. 1555
Thailandp. 1561
Togop. 1568
Tongap. 1573
Trinidad and Tobagop. 1577
Tunisiap. 1583
Turkeyp. 1589
Turkmenistanp. 1598
Tuvalup. 1603
Ugandap. 1606
Ukrainep. 1612
Crimeap. 1619
United Arab Emiratesp. 1620
United Kingdomp. 1625
Territory and Populationp. 1626
Social Statisticsp. 1629
Climatep. 1630
Constitution and Governmentp. 1630
Recent Electionsp. 1636
Current Administrationp. 1636
Defencep. 1638
International Relationsp. 1641
Economyp. 1641
Energy and Natural Resourcesp. 1644
Industryp. 1648
International Tradep. 1650
Communicationsp. 1652
Justicep. 1655
Religionp. 1659
Educationp. 1661
Healthp. 1669
Welfarep. 1670
Culturep. 1676
Diplomatic Representativesp. 1678
Englandp. 1679
Scotlandp. 1685
Walesp. 1695
Northern Irelandp. 1699
Isle of Manp. 1707
Channel Islandsp. 1712
Jerseyp. 1713
Guernseyp. 1715
Alderneyp. 1717
Sarkp. 1717
UK Overseas Territoriesp. 1717
Anguillap. 1718
Bermudap. 1720
British Antarctic Territoryp. 1723
British Indian Ocean Territoryp. 1724
British Virgin Islandsp. 1724
Cayman Islandsp. 1727
Falkland Islandsp. 1729
Gibraltarp. 1733
Montserratp. 1737
Pitcairn Islandp. 1739
St Helenap. 1740
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsp. 1742
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprusp. 1743
Turks and Caicos Islandsp. 1744
United States of Americap. 1747
Territory and Populationp. 1750
Social Statisticsp. 1757
Climatep. 1758
Constitution and Governmentp. 1758
Recent Electionsp. 1764
Current Administrationp. 1765
Defencep. 1766
International Relationsp. 1769
Economyp. 1770
Energy and Natural Resourcesp. 1775
Industryp. 1779
International Tradep. 1780
Communicationsp. 1782
Justicep. 1784
Religionp. 1785
Educationp. 1786
Healthp. 1788
Welfarep. 1789
Culturep. 1790
Diplomatic Representativesp. 1791
States and Territoriesp. 1793
Alabamap. 1793
Alaskap. 1796
Arizonap. 1800
Arkansasp. 1803
Californiap. 1806
Coloradop. 1810
Connecticutp. 1814
Delawarep. 1817
District of Columbiap. 1819
Floridap. 1822
Georgiap. 1825
Hawaiip. 1827
Idahop. 1830
Illinoisp. 1834
Indianap. 1838
Iowap. 1841
Kansasp. 1844
Kentuckyp. 1846
Louisianap. 1850
Mainep. 1853
Marylandp. 1856
Massachusettsp. 1860
Michiganp. 1862
Minnesotap. 1866
Mississippip. 1869
Missourip. 1872
Montanap. 1875
Nebraskap. 1877
Nevadap. 1880
New Hampshirep. 1884
New Jerseyp. 1886
New Mexicop. 1889
New Yorkp. 1892
North Carolinap. 1896
North Dakotap. 1898
Ohiop. 1901
Oklahomap. 1904
Oregonp. 1908
Pennsylvaniap. 1911
Rhode Islandp. 1915
South Carolinap. 1917
South Dakotap. 1920
Tennesseep. 1923
Texasp. 1926
Utahp. 1929
Vermontp. 1931
Virginiap. 1934
Washingtonp. 1937
West Virginiap. 1940
Wisconsinp. 1943
Wyomingp. 1948
Outlying Territoriesp. 1951
Northern Mariana Islandsp. 1951
Puerto Ricop. 1953
American Samoap. 1956
Guamp. 1959
US Virgin Islandsp. 1961
Other Unincorporated Territoriesp. 1964
Uruguayp. 1966
Uzbekistanp. 1972
Karakalpak Autonomous Republic (Karakalpakstan)p. 1976
Vanuatup. 1978
Vatican City Statep. 1982
Venezuelap. 1985
Vietnamp. 1991
Yemenp. 1999
Zambiap. 2005
Zimbabwep. 2011
Abbreviationsp. 2018
Place and International Organization Indexp. 2023