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UNESCO provides the global community with reliable data, statistics and research in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information. This page is regularly updated with resources from UNESCO reports and monitoring tools.

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics
UNESCO Projects: Facts & Figures

Press Freedom & Media

world trends in freedom of expression and media development
Observatory of killed journalists

1500 Journalists killed since 1993

Education & Statistics

Global monitoring of school closures

COVID-19 impact on education

Global Education Monitoring Report

Culture & Creative economies

The Tracker: Culture & Public Policy

Ocean Science

International Oceanographic Data

UNESCO Sites & Designations

World Heritage sites
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Biosphere Reserves
Memory of the World
Creative Cities Network
Global Geoparks