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Social Work Statistics: International- General

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PEW Charitable Trusts

Some of the recent publications from PEW include:

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United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations  can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.  It also provides   a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees.  To meet its goals, the UN and its many bodies collect and disseminate a large number of databases. 

The UN has many programs and organizations which concentrate on specific areas and produce data and reports on those areas. Click here for a full llist og those funds, programmes, specialized agencies and others.   Some of this entities are:

World Health Organization

Their primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system, especially in the areas of health systems; promoting health through the life-course: noncommunicable diseases; communicable diseases; corporate services; preparedness, surveillance and response. WHO  collects and reports statistics on well-being, mental health and neurological disorders from around the world. Global and regional reports, country profiles, and data on mental health law, policy, mental health care professionals and resources by country are available. Availability of mental health disorder statistics will vary from country to country.Some important publications of the WHO are:

Selected Recent News and Publications from WHO

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Collective International Statistics

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