“Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being.”–From the website.
“Completely redesigned website – presenting a cleaner look, improved navigation, and a host of added features – launched on the World Wide Web. Among the major enhancements are downloadable and printable photos for nearly 100 countries, a “Did You Know?” section explaining the impact of the Factbook around the world, and built-in world rankings for many of the Factbook information fields.”–From the website.
“The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched a new internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point … from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.”–From the website. You can search 22 databases which have 60 million records which have global statistics on a diverse number of areas.