Collecting housing statistics Developing databases on key shelter indicators
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe collates and publishes data relating to: dwelling stock and structure of dwelling construction; dwellings completed by type of investor and by type of material used for load-bearing structure; energy consumption by household, consumer price and rent indices; value of construction put in place; indices of employment and unemployment in the construction industry; structure of the building industry; input and output price indices for housing construction; production and wholesale price indices of building materials, production, trade and apparent consumption of cement; average size and distribution by number of persons per household and tenure status; and occupied conventional dwellings by number of rooms and number of persons.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.