Making Data Meaningful Part 1 - A guide to writing stories about numbers, available in English (1.6 MB), Russian (1.8 MB) and Spanish - Spanish translation kindly provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Spain, Croatian (1.6 MB) - Croatian translation kindly provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
Making Data Meaningful Part 2 - A guide to presenting statistics, available in English (2.3 MB), Russian (2.4 MB), Spanish (1.3 MB) - Spanish translation kindly provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Spain, Croatian (2.4 MB) - Croatian translation kindly provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
A brief statistical profile of each of the 56 UNECE member countries
Measuring Sustainable Development (2.6 MB)
Measuring Capital - Beyond the Traditional Measures (1.0 MB)
Proceedings of the Seminar Session of the 2007 Conference of European Statisticians
Economic Globalization - A Challenge for Official Statistics (1.1 MB)
Proceedings of the Joint EFTA/UNECE/SSCU Seminar
Register-based Statistics in the Nordic Countries - Review of Best Practices with Focus on Population and Social Statistics, available in Russian (7.3 MB)
Trends in Europe and North America 2005
"Trends" is a statistical pocketbook, intended to be of general interest and is aimed at a wide audience of users. In this publication, statistical information is presented in two ways:
- an economic and social country profile for each of the 55 member countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; and
- statistical overviews under a range of topics (listed in the left hand side menu) that compare data between the countries of the UNECE region.
Where possible, maps illustrating the data have been made available under the various topics. These maps have the advantage of clearly illustrating statistical data in a spatial context, but there are limits in displaying information in this format. They should be considered in conjunction with the tables and charts provided.
The data used for "Trends" 2005 is the most recent year available at the time of preparing the publication, usually 2003. For further study and updates, the users may wish to visit numerous web sources used for the publication.
This guide is designed as a practical tool to assist statistical organizations in setting up effective communications with the media and with the general public.
It serves as a quick reference presenting the main principles and a general overview of the issues to be considered by a statistical organization when communicating with the media.