Monday, March 3, 2008

New UN Data Portal


UN Data is a newly launched internet-based data service providing global statistical data to users.

Established by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), this service provides greater accessibility to the UN's statistical databases including those of affiliated organisations (e.g. ILO, FAO, UNICEF, World Bank, etc) through a single portal.

Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources including key global social and economic indicators or specific information about a particular country of interest. Topics available include agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, industry, national accounts, population, trade and tourism.

The site can be found at http://data.un.org/.

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