UIS Terms and Conditions 

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) encourages the use of its data, publications and other products for informational purposes only. All contents on this website are protected by copyright. By accessing the UIS website and using any content found therein, you (the “User”) acknowledge that you have fully read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these Terms of Use. The UIS may update these Terms of Use from time to time.

The information available on this website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal or public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole, and by any means, without charge or further permission unless otherwise specified. All requests for commercial use and translation rights should be submitted to: uis.publications@unesco.org.

Users are required to:

  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; and
  • Acknowledge the UIS as the source of the data, publications or other informational materials as indicated below.

1. Citing reproductions from print products and CD-ROMs 
Source: (If appropriate "Adapted from") UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), title of the publication, complete URL, year of publication.

2. Statistics and information materials reproduced from the UIS website
Source: (If appropriate "Adapted from") UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), complete URL, date of extraction.

It should be noted that UIS databases are subject to updates and revisions on a regular basis. Therefore, it is important to include the date of extraction when citing UIS data.

If you provide unique identifying information (such as name, email address, postal address, etc.), it will not be published for general access nor disclosed or sold to third parties. The UIS, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.


You are encouraged to use UIS data to benefit yourself and others in creative ways. You may extract, download and make copies of the information contained in the datasets, and you may share that information with third parties. You may also use our application programming interfaces (“APIs”) to facilitate access to the data, whether through a separate Web site or through another type of software application.

No association or endorsement

The User may neither represent nor imply that the UIS has participated in, approved, endorsed or otherwise supported his or her use or reproduction of the Material. The User may not claim any affiliation with the UIS. For information about the use of the UIS name, acronym and logo, please see section below.

Website links

Linking to the UIS website: An external website may include a hyperlink to any page of the UIS website without requesting permission. However, this must not infringe on the Institute’s intellectual property rights in particular relating to its name, logo, copyright or author’s rights. To request permission to use the UIS logo when linking to the Institute’s website or referring to the Institute, please contact: uis.publications@unesco.org

Links from the UIS website: Hyperlinks to other websites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information, documents and materials contained in those other websites on the part of the UIS. These hyperlinks should not be construed as an endorsement by the Institute of the validity, accuracy or views expressed in those other websites.


The UIS maintains this website to enhance public access to its data, statistical products and related information. The UIS makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information on this site. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we seek to correct them.

The UIS may add, change or update the information on this website without notice. Under no circumstances shall the UIS be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. 

We make every effort to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on the UIS website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The UIS accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems (failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using the UIS website or any link to external sites. 


By accessing the UIS website, certain information, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation behaviour through the website, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on UIS servers. This information will not specifically identify you and will be used for website traffic analysis.

Questions and comments

If you have any trouble finding or interpreting UIS data, please send your requests and questions to uis.datarequests@unesco.org. We also welcome your suggestions and ideas for using or facilitating access to our data.