The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system.
The Statistics Division's main functions are:
- the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information;
- the standardization of statistical methods, classifications and definitions;
- the technical cooperation programme; and
- the coordination of international statistical programmes and activities.