The designations employed and the presentation of country or area names
in these listings do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever
on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal
status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities,
or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The user
of any particular dataset should consult the dataset documentation to
determine the exact coverage of statistics for the country or area entities
in the dataset. Various datasets may or may not include coverage of outlying
and overseas areas, depending on the type of data and source. For further
information refer to Standard
Country or Area Codes for Statistical use (United Nations publications,
Sales No. 17.98.XVII.9), table 2, updated at ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/49/Rev.4
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm (17 October 2002).
These regions are used unless otherwise
There is no established convention for the designation of “developed” and “developing” countries
or areas in the United Nations system. In common practice, Japan
in Asia, Canada and the United States in northern America, Australia
and New Zealand in Oceania, and Europe are considered “developed” regions.
The designation sub-Saharan Africa is commonly used
to indicate all of Africa except northern Africa, with the Sudan
included in sub-Saharan Africa.