The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) new data portal makes its reliable global data on drugs and crime easier to access and visualise. It includes sections on types of crime (firearms, homicide, violence, sexual crime) criminal justice systems, prisons and drug related seizures.
A new website from the International Labour Organisation enables researchers to quickly access up-to-date international statistics on all aspects of labour, employment and the labour market worldwide. It includes country and thematic sections. Topics covered in women and work, migrant labour, the working poor. See the tools section for mapping and downloading tools. Other great […]
Released this week from the UK Office of National Statistics, ONS sexual orientation data. This covers 2017 and aims to provide a new set of data on sexual orientation by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and socio-economic classification. This enables users to consider where the most people who identify as LGBT live. Data on sexual […]
Get free access to sub-national level data on Europe’s regions. The 216 page publication includes chapters on regional policies and European Commission priorities, as well as statistics on population, health, education and training, labour market, economy, structural business statistics, research and innovation, digital economy and society, tourism, transport and agriculture. It also includes two special […]
Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]
This week a ground breaking site was launched by the UK government which provides facts and figures on race and ethnicity in the UK. It includes population data as well as examinations of differing life experiences and conditions. Topics covered include education, health, housing, culture and employment. The accompanying race audit shows alarming gaps in […]
It is now possible to search issues of the US Congressional Record (which comprises the debates and proceedings of the United States Congress and the history of Bills and other legislation) from the 1940s (volume 87) onwards via the official gov.info website. This includes the Second World War, the Marshall plan and the Cold War. Also recently […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
The UNESCO Institute of statistics have release more data via their dedicated Institute of Statistics data website. Select education from the themes on the left of the screen. New indicators are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and include or the first time, the UIS is releasing SDG indicator 4.5.4, which provides a breakdown of […]