How many people work for the United Nations Secretariat?
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2019     Views: 31082

The total population of the staff of the global Secretariat as of 31 December 2018 is 37,505. This can be found in the report "Composition of the Secretariat: staff demographics – Report of the Secretary-General" (A/74/82) which contains a demographic analysis of the staff of the Secretariat. The most recent report covers 1 January-31 December 2018.

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:

  • Category
  • Entity
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Nationality 

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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