From statistics on ESG investing to the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations and numerous other international organizations offer global users a wide range of data sets and services.
UNdata has a single-entry point here. It has more than 60 million data points on agriculture, crime, communication, development aid, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labor, manufacturing, nations, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.
The Open SDG Data Hub is here to monitor progress on the SDGs and to promote evidence-based decisions and advocacy. Its database, maintained by the U.N.’s Statistics Division, compiled more than 1 million observations — cases of data collected — though some indicators and data are repeated.
The World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory offers a wide range of data that is searchable here. Its annual World Health Statistics reports, available here, contain the most recent health statistics for the U.N. health agency’s 194 member nations.
Last updated on May 31, 2021