The report examines how the Internet can be a force for development, especially for the poor in developing countries. It partly draws on research undertaken by UNCTAD in the area of the development implications of ICT.
The eight chapters of the report cover several critical areas of policy concerns identified in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action: population and families; health; education; work; power and decision-making; violence against women; environment; and poverty.
The report provides a final assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs since their endorsement in 2000. It is based on a set of comprehensive official statistics compiled by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG indicators led by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The report is available in all UN languages.
World Statistics Day, 20 October
With resolution 69/282 on 3 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate World Statistics Day every five years on 20 October.