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World Population Trends (United Nations)
Revisions include summaries, tables, and graphs displayed in 10 discrete sections on measures such as population estimates for every country in the world, projections of the global population to the year 2050, and fertility rates.

Statistical Yearbook (United Nations) 
The Statistical Yearbook provides in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels, for an appropriate historical period. It is prepared by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, of the United Nations Secretariat.
Also available in print at: HA12.5 .U63 Info Commons Ref and Main Library dating from 1948 to 1992. 

World Factbook (CIA)
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Demographic Yearbook (United Nations)
The Demographic Yearbook disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage, and divorce on an annual basis. Demographic Yearbook special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity, and language, among others.

International Statistics Agencies (U.S. Census)
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products.

UNData
Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search, and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. The numerous databases, tables, and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators

Agricultural statistics & data sources

Political, Economic, and Geographic

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data & Statistics
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, member countries, and the statistical community at large are also available.

OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Statistics
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

World Bank Data 
The Data Catalog provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources. See also: Databank (World Bank) 
DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on various topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.

Industrial Statistics (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
Statistics on world industry organized by ISIC code or by country.

League of Nations Statistical and Disarmament documents
Full text of 260 League of Nations documents (1919 to 1946).

Health

Global Health Data Exchange
Locate global data related to health from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

State of the World's Children (UNICEF)
Annual report. Includes key indicators for infant mortality and birthrate, in addition to nutrition, health, literacy, and economic indicators. See also: Childinfo

HealthMap
HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
Keyword searchable worldwide statistics on life expectancy, diseases, and other health-related information.

Social Indicators (United Nations Statistics Division)
Statistics by country on population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, literacy, income and economic activity, and unemployment.

Measure DHS Demographic and Health Survey

NationMaster
Compiles statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Gender Data

World Health Organization Global Health Observatory- Women’s Health Stats