This site gathers statistics from 24 separate databases from the United Nations and makes them all accessible through one search interface. When a data set is located, the user is presented with an option to preview the data. The data can then be customized using country or area and time period filters. Researchers can select which columns they would like to be displayed and decide how they would like the elements to be sorted. There is also an option to “link to this page,” so that a permanent URL will be created for the data.
This site offers an invaluable, centralized collection of links to free, official statistics resources. This is a very comprehensive, useful, and well maintained site. Maintained by the University of Auckland Library's OFFSTATS, the site arranges statistics sources alphabetically in three sections--by country, region, and subject.
Developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in collaboration with National Statistical Offices in the ECE region, this site was launched in October 2000 to bring together both gender statistics and policies focusing on the production, dissemination and use of gender related data. In addition to statistics, this site outlines some of the main gender issues relevant to the region, and provides examples of policies and other initiatives.