Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 09:53:03 EST
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Subject: Fwd: InfoNation: A database of countries
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Subject: K12> InfoNation: A database of countries
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 10:22:04 -0500
The United Nations CyberSchoolBus
The United Nations CyberSchoolBus launched on Thursday a multilingual database on UN Member States for educational and general use on the World Wide Web.
With just a few clicks on an easy-to-use interface in English, French or Spanish, users of InfoNation can compare data for countries of their choice. Users can select from a total of 36 data series including such basic series as population, GDP and life expectancy as well as homicides, school enrolment and endangered species. InfoNation includes a 'Data Dictionary' in three languages, with definitions for the terms, and comprehensive footnotes.
The statistics and indicators used by InfoNation are official, up-to-date data provided by the United Nations Statistics Division from the World Statistics Pocketbook and the Statistical Yearbook, supplemented with information from other sources on capital cities, languages and illiteracy.
InfoNation can be accessed from the Resource Source area of the UN CyberSchoolBus or directly from the following URLs: