How many people work for the United Nations Secretariat?
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017
The total population of the staff of the global Secretariat as at 30 June 2016 is 40,131. This can be found in the report "Composition of the Secretariat: Report by the Secretary-General" (A/71/360). The report contains a demographic analysis of the staff of the Secretariat. This report has been issued annually, with data covering 1 July-30 June. 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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