The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system.
To carry out its functions, the Statistics Division:
Provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment and demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources
Promotes international standards of methods, classifications and definitions used by national agencies
Assists Member States, at their request, to improve their statistical services by giving advice and training
Coordinates international statistical programmes and activities entrusted to the Division by the United Nations Statistical
Commission and the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
Provides input and secretarial support to the United Nations Statistical Commission
Facilitates the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, acting as Secretariat of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG indicators and maintaining the global SDG indicators database
Promotes modern surveying and mapping techniques as a tool for growth and development
The Division regularly publishes data updates, including the Statistical Yearbook and World Statistics Pocketbook, and books and reports on statistics and statistical methods. The Division's databases are also available on this site.
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