United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Food Aid Shipments, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, Agricultural Machinery.
See the "Settlements Planning and Policies Section - Statistics Programme, the objective of which is to strengthen the Centre's and Member States' statistical and overall capacity for the assessment and monitoring of human settlements conditions and trends by promoting cost-effective and regular collection, analysis and dissemination of human settlements statistics.
International Labour Organization
Contains Current international recommendations and guidelines on labour statistics and ILO database on Labour Statistics:
· LABORSTA and Sources and Methods in Labour Statistics: LABSSM
· Economically Active Population Estimates and projections: LABPROJ
· ILO-Comparable Annual Average Estimates:LABCOMP
· International Standard Classification of Occupations:LABISCO
· Database on Labour Force :SEGREGAT · Household Income and Expenditure Statistics: HIES
· and others
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) provides information about the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) and the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS). The SDDS was established in 1996 to guide countries that have, or that might seek, access to international capital markets in the dissemination of economic and financial data to the public. The GDDS was established in 1997 to guide countries in the provision to the public of comprehensive, timely, accessible, and reliable economic, financial, and socio-demographic data.
National Education Statistical Information System
Strengthening National Education Statistical Information Systems (NESIS), is a programme initiated by the Working Group on Education Statistics within the Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Conceived in 1991 initially as a project to develop technical modules, this project has become a multi-donor, Africa-wide capacity building program to develop self-sustainable statistical information systems for education policy needs in Africa.
NetAid is the beginning of a new, long-term effort to utilize the unique networking capabilities of the Internet to promote development and alleviate extreme poverty across the world. The NetAid Foundation will serve as a global exchange point to link people to successful agents and agencies of change. NetAid's mission is to use the powers of the Internet to help the millions of men, women, and children who don't live on the cutting edge, but who live on the edge of survival.
Our goal is to connect all those who share these common values to promote the useful exchange of ideas, challenges, resources, and success stories.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
You can now access a wide range of education statistics maintained in the UNESCO database. Access to statistics on science, culture and communication will be developed in the future. This database is regularly updated with new information received from all countries in the world. Some of the information collected is organized and edited especially for publication in the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook.
United Nations Fund for Population Activities
UNFPA's three main areas of work are: to help ensure universal access to reproductive health, including family planning and sexual health, to all couples and individuals on or before the year 2015; to support population and development strategies that enable capacity-building in population programming; to promote awareness of population and development issues and to advocate for the mobilization of the resources and political will necessary to accomplish its areas of work.
Founded in 1946, UNICEF advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. The UNICEF Executive Board reaffirmed this mandate in January 1996, when it adopted a statement on the mission of UNICEF saying that UNICEF "is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.".
United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division provides a wide range of statistical outputs and services for producers and users of statistics worldwide. By increasing the global availability and use of official statistics, this work facilitates national and international policy formulation, implementation and monitoring.