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The statistics division of FAO launched a new version of faostat, which is part of the organization's mission to improve data collection and dissemination for development and the fight against global hunger and malnutrition. The platform continues to offer free and easy access to data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available. enhanced features include browsing and analysis of data, an advanced interactive data download, and enhanced data exchange through web services.

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Population
  • Statistics
  • Trade

ICAO has developed sophisticated tools to collect and analyze a vast array of aviation safety data metrics which allows you to identify existing and emerging global risks. ICAO along with its 191 Member States, works with Industry groups to reach consensus on international Civil Aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies.

  • Transportation

As part of its remit for setting international standards, the ILO has developed a variety of standards covering different areas of labour statistics. These standards include definitions of relevant concepts, operational definitions and guidance on implementation. The latest internationally agreed recommendations and guidelines on their measurement are contained in the Resolutions and Guidelines adopted by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS). The latest statistical definitions for some of the core topics in labour statistics are presented in this section.

  • Children
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Labour and employment
  • Law
  • Statistics

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

  • Debt
  • Development
  • Economy
  • International financial system
  • Statistics

Search the world fleet of ships by IMO Number and look up company particulars by IMO Company Number.

  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Oceans
  • Transportation

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide. The research behind this project began with the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 migrants died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Since then, Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general public access for the latest information.

  • Migration
  • Population
  • Refugees and IDPs

The ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) Division is part of ITU's Project Support and Knowledge Management Department within the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). One of the core activities of the Division is the collection, verification and harmonization of telecommunication/ICT statistics for about 200 economies worldwide. There are two key sets of telecommunication/ICT data that ITU collects directly from countries: (1) Telecommunication/ICT data collected from national telecommunication/ICT ministries and regulatory authorities and; (2) Household ICT data collected from national statistical offices (NSOs").

  • Communication
  • Infrastructure
  • Statistics
  • Technology

The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) manages HDX. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat,responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The HDX team includes OCHA staff and a number of consultants. We are based in North America, Europe and Africa.

  • Administrative matters
  • Aid
  • Children
  • Civil society
  • Conflict
  • Development
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Drugs and crime
  • Food
  • Health
  • Humanitarian affairs
  • Infrastructure
  • Populated places
  • Population
  • Refugees and IDPs
  • Transportation
  • Water

OECD's work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. Find, compare and share the latest OECD data: charts, maps, tables and related publications.

  • Agriculture
  • Debt
  • Development
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Industry
  • International financial system
  • Labour and employment
  • Population
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology
  • Trade
  • Transportation

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) maintains an internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point (http://data.un.org/). Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

  • Administrative matters
  • Agriculture
  • Aid
  • Children
  • Climate change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Drugs and crime
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Labour and employment
  • Population
  • Refugees and IDPs
  • Statistics
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Trade

Free and open access to data about countries and cities around the globe. The urban indicators data available here are analyzed, compiled and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory which supports governments, local authorities and civil society organizations to develop urban indicators, data and statistics. Urban statistics are collected through household surveys and censuses conducted by national statistics authorities.

  • Drugs and crime
  • Education
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Populated places
  • Population
  • Transportation
  • Urbanization

Statistics is an inherent part of UNCTAD. Being the United Nations’ focal point for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources. Most of the time series cover long periods, with some dating back to 1948, for almost all economies of the world. This allows making an analysis of emerging and most urgent issues within a framework of long-lasting tendencies and wide geographical scope. In case of missing data or break in series, UNCTAD applies its expertise and methodology to make estimates. Such continuity together with accurateness and timeliness are the pillars of statistics that UNCTAD always pursue. UNCTAD’s statistical work is in conformity with the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities, to which formulation and reinforcement UNCTAD has significantly contributed.

  • Development
  • Economy
  • Labour and employment
  • Population
  • Statistics
  • Trade
  • Transportation

Open UNDP provides access to detailed information on the UNDP’s 4,000+ development projects in some 170 countries and territories worldwide. It represents UNDP’s commitment to publish comprehensive, quality and timely information about aid flows and results. Open.undp.org is a component of UNDP's implementation of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to which UNDP is a signatory. IATI is a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at making information about aid spending easier to access, understand and use.

  • Administrative matters
  • Aid
  • Climate change
  • Development
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Gender
  • Populated places
  • Sustainable development

Human development – or the human development approach - is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach that is focused on people and their opportunities and choices. As the international community seeks to define a new development agenda post-2015, the human development approach remains useful to articulating the objectives of development and improving people’s well-being by ensuring an equitable, sustainable and stable planet.

  • Communication
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Labour and employment
  • Peace and security
  • Population
  • Poverty eradication
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade
  • Transportation

d-portal is aimed at providing line ministries, parliamentarians and civil society in developing countries with information that can assist with the planning and monitoring of development activities. It contains current data published through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) as well as the most recent year's data available in the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System. Recent, current and future data is presented and compared across data sources. d-portal.org is an open source platform. This means you can use all aspects of the platform to build your own portal using the free source code. The open source concept relies on sharing resources in the hopes that others will join in and build a better platform together. This includes finding and reporting bugs, contributing new features that you'd like the platform to have or even creating new themes so that others may use it.

  • Administrative matters
  • Agriculture
  • Aid
  • Children
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • International financial system
  • Population
  • Sustainable development

UNECE Statistics focus on raising UNECE countries’ capacity in official statistics by helping national statistical offices and other stakeholders to coordinate their work and fill statistical gaps. UNECE's aim is to address the increasing demand for high quality and comparable data among countries.

  • Agriculture
  • Aid
  • Communication
  • Development
  • Drugs and crime
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Labour and employment
  • Migration
  • Population
  • Poverty eradication
  • Science
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Technology
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Water

CEPALSTAT is the gateway to all the statistical information of Latin America and the Caribbean countries collected, systematized and published by ECLAC. It provides access to statistics and indicators produced by many ECLAC Divisions. The user can export data and cross-tabulate indicators to produce tables combining data from different series and / or countries and / or periods. Charts can also be prepared based on the stored data. Metadata containing the definition of the variables, description of the sources, and other relevant characteristics can be consulted and downloaded. Additionally regional and national statistical profiles based on key indicators are available.

  • Agriculture
  • Children
  • Communication
  • Development
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Indigeneous people
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • International financial system
  • Labour and employment
  • Poverty eradication
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology
  • Urbanization

The Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.

  • Administrative matters
  • Climate change
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Oceans
  • Population
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Urbanization
  • Water

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Montreal Protocol, Parties to the Protocol are required to report annually on production and consumption of ozone depleting substances. In addition, various decisions of the Parties request further information and data to be provided to the Secretariat.

  • Climate change
  • Environment

The ESCAP online statistical database provides a regional perspective on development issues in Asia and the Pacific. The database, covering the 58 regional ESCAP Member States and Associate Members, contains 900 data series on a wide range of topics on population, education, health, poverty and inequalities, gender, economy, environment and connectivity. The online database is updated twice a year.

  • Children
  • Climate change
  • Communication
  • Drugs and crime
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Health
  • International financial system
  • Law
  • Migration
  • Population
  • Poverty eradication
  • Research and development
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Technology
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Urbanization
  • Water

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories. UIS.Stat contains all the latest available data and indicators.

  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Science
  • Technology

UNFPA has been entrusted by its stakeholders to deliver on agreed outcomes and results. The more that stakeholders — including donors, Member States, and partners — can see and understand how development funds are used, the greater the chance that these limited resources will be used effectively.

  • Gender
  • Health
  • Population

Explore more about UNHCR and partners’ response to the current emergencies and other protracted refugee crises.

  • Aid
  • Refugees and IDPs

This website is a gateway to reliable and open data and analysis on the situation of children and women worldwide.

  • Children
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Labour and employment
  • Population
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Water

UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising statistics of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series.

  • Development
  • Economy
  • Industry
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade

UNODC regularly provides global statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use. Data produced by UNODC have multiple sources. Member States regularly submit to UNODC statistics on drugs (through the Annual Report Questionnaire) and crime and criminal justice (through the Crime Trend Survey). Other data are collected through national surveys implemented by UNODC in cooperation with national governments or are compiled from scientific literature. UNODC also applies scientific methods to maximize the comparability of the data and estimate regional and global statistics.

  • Drugs and crime
  • Statistics

Provides users with dynamic and linked information about over 1,000 ongoing projects around the world in an open and easy-to-view format. Users can explore UNOPS project data visually by segmenting it in a number of ways including by partner, by sector, and by country. The project data includes related financial transactions and have been geocoded to sub-national level where possible.

  • Administrative matters
  • Sustainable development

This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. Links to related sites and documents and constantly updated news will keep you up to date with the ongoing activities on MDG monitoring.

  • Agriculture
  • Children
  • Climate change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Industry
  • International financial system
  • Labour and employment
  • Populated places
  • Poverty eradication
  • Statistics
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade
  • Water

The International Bureau of the UPU has published postal statistics regularly since the first edition in 1875. It thus holds the oldest records of international statistics collected by an international organization. These statistics have been amended and improved to meet as closely as possible the postal sector's expectations and need for information. The aim of these postal statistics, in addition to providing a single source of information on data, is to serve as an analytical working tool at both the international and national level. At the international level, the data make it possible to deduce general trends in postal traffic and the means used to handle this traffic. At the national level, data can be used by posts to effectively manage and plan their services.

  • Communication
  • Industry

The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog. Broader access to these data allow policymakers and advocacy groups to make better-informed decisions and measure improvements more accurately. They are also valuable tools to support research by journalists, academia and others, broadening understanding of global issues.

  • Aid
  • Debt
  • Development
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Population
  • Poverty eradication
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade

Food security analysis is a core function of WFP’s work. It is the basis for the design of all operations (emergency operations, protracted relief and recovery operations as well as country programmes). The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping platform (VAM) allows access to the latest food security data, publications and analytical tools. The VAM publications include baseline studies, household/market monitoring, emergency assessments/market studies and secondary data analysis. The publications are navigable by year, assessment type and field work status, as well as by country through the world map. API available.

  • Aid
  • Food

The GHO data repository contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimension query functionality. It is the World Health Organization's main health statistics repository.

  • Children
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Habitat
  • Health
  • Population
  • Statistics
  • STDs including HIV/AIDS
  • Water

Reliable intellectual property (IP) statistics are an important tool in understanding trends in policy, business, and technology worldwide. WIPO cooperates with IP offices from around the world to provide the most up-to-date global IP data. WIPO also publishes statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in protecting IP rights internationally.

  • Intellectual property
  • Statistics