GENEVA (AN) — From statistics on ESG investing to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the United Nations and 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, available here, is used to monitor progress on the SDGs and promote evidence-based decisions and advocacy. Its database, maintained by the U.N.'s Statistics Division, compiles 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 searchable here. Its annual World Health Statistics reports, available here, contain recent health statistics for the U.N. health agency's 194 member nations.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union's resource, dubbed Parline, has more than 600 data points on national parliaments. It is available here. The parliaments provide IPU with data on their structure, composition, working methods and activities.