UNECE Launches MDG Indicators Database

UNECE12 September 2011: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Statistical Division has launched a database of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators. The database contains official estimates of over a 100 indicators used to monitor MDGs nationally and internationally.

According to UNECE Weekly newsletter for the period 12-16 September 2011, the database is designed to benefit users and producers of MDG indicators on both national and international levels and help understand the different estimates that are available from different sources. The database also aims to alleviate the reporting burden of national statistical offices by making the national official data broadly available. Under MDG-7 (environmental sustainability), the database collects estimates related to biodiversity loss, among others. [UNECE Weekly, Issue 441] [The MDG-7 Page of the Database] [The Database]