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Statistical commission

The United Nations Statistical commission is responsible for the development and coordination of statistical services within the UN organization. The Commission also serves as an advisory body to the Secretariat and the UN agencies.

A subunit of the Commission is the United Nations Statistics Division. The subunit collects and disseminates statistical information and publishes statistical data updates, reports and papers regularly.

More on the Statistical commission

The individual documents of the Statistical commission carry the following symbols:

E/ Economic and Social Council

-/CN.3 Commission no 3 = Statistical commission


-/sequential number

Ex. E/CN.3/2002/7 Economic and Social Council, Statistical commission, 2002, document no 7

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library. UN official documents and open access publications, UN maps, UN voting data and speeches.
  • UN iLibrary. UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS. UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus is a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions


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