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The United Nations
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Statistics Division (UNSD), formerly the United Nations Statistical Office,[1] serves under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as the central mechanism within the Secretariat of the United Nations
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to supply the statistical needs and coordinating activities of the global statistical system. The Division is overseen by the United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, as the apex entity of the global statistical system and highest decision making body for coordinating international statistical activities. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. The Division compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. The Division regularly publishes data updates, including the Statistical Yearbook and World Statistics Pocketbook, and books and reports on statistics and statistical methods. Many of the Division's databases are also available at its site (See below), as electronic publications and data files in the form of CD-ROMs, diskettes and magnetic tapes, or as printed publications. UNdata, a new internet-based data service for the global user community brings UN Statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.


1 Directors 2 See also 3 References 4 External links


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Including acting directors:

Name Nationality Term

Stefan Schweinfest  Germany 1 July 2014 – present

Stefan Schweinfest (acting)  Germany April 2013 – 30 June 2014

Paul Cheung  Singapore 2004–2012

Willem de Vries (acting)  The Netherlands 2002–2004

Hermann Habermann  United States 1994–2002

William Seltzer  United States 1986–1994

Yoshimasa Kurabayashi  Japan 1982–1986

Svein Nordbotten  Norway 1979–1982

Simon Goldberg  Canada 1972–1979

Patrick J. Loftus  United Kingdom 1962–1972

William R. Leonard  United States 1948–1962

Harry Campion  United Kingdom 1947

See also[edit]

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Classification of the Functions of Government International Standard Industrial Classification UN M.49 United Nations
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geoscheme List of national and international statistical services Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities United Nations United Nations
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Group of Experts on Geographical Names


^ " United Nations
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Glossary of Environment Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Statistics Division United Nations
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Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations
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Economic and social development United Nations
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Statistical Commission