Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor of UN-GGIM, has been chosen as Geospatial Ambassador of the Year for 2015. The award shall be presented during Geospatial World Forum on May 25, 2016, at World Trade Centre, Rotterdam. The jury, comprising of renowned professionals representing industry, academia, government and multilateral organizations, met in December ‘15, to select this year’s Geospatial World Leadership Awardees. More...


On 20 October 2015 the United Nations Statistical Division joined statistical offices, universities, international organisations, the private sector and Statisticians worldwide in celebrating the second Word Statistical Day, promoting the invaluable importance of data in the uplifting of lives, "Better Data. Better Lives."

See press release here. For more information on planned activities and supporting resources, please visit the World Statistics Day 2015 website.

The World's Women 2015: Trends and Statistics has been launched on the World Statistics Day 2015 at UN Headquarters

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

The World's Women 2015: Trends and Statistics is the sixth edition in a series of reports produced by the United Nations Statistics Division. The report is produced every five years as called for specifically in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
The eight chapters of the report cover several critical areas of policy concerns identified in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action: population and families; health; education; work; power and decision-making; violence against women; environment; and poverty.

In each area, a life-cycle approach is used to reveal the experiences of women and men during different periods of life—from childhood and the formative years, through the working and reproductive stages, to older ages.
For additional information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/worldswomen.html

MDG Report 2015 released

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 was launched in Oslo, Norway by the Secretary-General on 6 July 2015. The report provides a final assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs since their endorsement in 2000. It shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and that the global efforts to achieve the MDGs have saved the lives of millions and improved conditions for many more around the world. The report also acknowledges uneven progress and shortfalls in many areas, which need to be addressed in the new universal and transformative post-2015 development agenda. Read more...

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

MDG Progress Chart 2015

Upcoming Events 

22 - 25 February 2015 - Noumea, New Caledonia
Seminar in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific Islands: Standards, Best Practice and Lessons Learnt

23 - 26 February 2015 - Quito, Ecuador
Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals

Recent Events

7 - 10 February 2015 - Muscat, Oman
Joint GCC-STAT/UNSD Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

26 - 28 January 2015 - New York
1st meeting of the Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics

14 - 15 January 2015 - New York
3rd Meeting of the High Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post-2015 monitoring

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2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. II: Trade by Country

2013 Demographic Yearbook

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The 47th Session of the Statistical Commission will be held 8-11 March 2016 in New York.
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