How many people work for the United Nations Secretariat?
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
The total population of the staff of the global Secretariat as of 31 December 2017 is 38,105. This can be found in the report "Composition of the Secretariat: staff demographics – Report of the Secretary-General" (A/73/79) which contains a demographic analysis of the staff of the Secretariat. The most recent report covers 1 January-31 December 2017.
Until June 2016, the report had been issued annually, with data covering 1 July-30 June. Starting with 2017 data, the annual report covers January-December.
It includes, among other information, the number of staff by:
Demographics on personnel in the Peacekeeping Missions is available from the UN Peacekeeping website.
Information on staff working in UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes is available through a separate ASK question linked below.
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