Stat of the week: In the Cook Islands, 1 in 10 ever-partnered women and girls (15+) was subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months (2018)

Did you know? In the Cook Islands, 1 in 10 ever-partnered women and girls (15+) was subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months (2018). This is one of the lowest reported rates…

World Statistics Day 2022

Connecting the world with data we can trust.

Stat of the week: In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020

Did you know? In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020, a significant drop from the previous year (17% in 2019). This decrease was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stat of the week: In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament

Did you know? In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament, up from 14% in 2015. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world.

Stat of the week: 90% of the land area of Solomon Islands is covered by forest

Nine-tenths of the land area of Solomon Islands is covered by forest. The Pacific Region (excluding Australia and New Zealand) has the highest forest cover of any region in the world. It is crucial to protect these forests because we depend on them for…

Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009

In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009. This evolution shows some reduction of extreme poverty in Vanuatu. To illustrate this statistic, Vanuatu graduated from the world's…

Stat of the week: New Caledonia has a 95.66% coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

Did you know that New Caledonia has a 95.66% coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas?

8th session of the Committee on Statistics of the ESCAP

​The Committee will discuss statistical development in the region, regional cooperation and the formulation of regional positions to advance official statistics in line with existing commitments, including the collective vision and framework for action…

Stat of the week: 106 is the ratio of girls to boys in secondary education in Palau in 2018

106 is the ratio of girls to boys (girls per 100 boys) in secondary education in Palau. (Gross enrolment rate, 2018) In 2017, it was 121. Gender parity in education helps to close skills gaps and contributes to economic prosperity. Are you interested in…

Stat of the week: Adults in Samoa have a low number of deposit accounts with commercial banks

Adults in Samoa have a low number of deposit accounts with commercial banks, at 21 per 1,000 adults. Banks remain a key institution for access to formal financial services.  
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