Statistics Denmark cooperates with several international organizations. Among the most important are: United Nations Statistical Commission and the European part hereof, Statistical department of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Labour Organization (ILO).
United Nations Statistical Commission was set up by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1947 and assists the Economic and Social Council with the following tasks, e.g.:
Conference of European Statisticians (CES) is the regional UN authority for statistics. The CES reports to UN’s Statistical Commission and is part of UN’s Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The purposes and tasks of the CES are similar to those of the Statistical Commission. In addition to this, the CES is to contribute to closer cooperation between all producers of official statistics in the ECE region and in this connection ensures comparability, the best possible use of consumption and coordinates the collection of statistics from national producers.
The OECD’s mission is to promote policies improving the economic as well as the social situation in the world. In order to live up to this mission the OECD and its numerous affiliated committees, expert groups, etc. require, to a great extent official statistics of high quality. The OECD’s statistics division collects statistics from member states and the statistics are processed with a view to increasing comparability. The statistics are, e.g. published in the monthly edition of Main Economic Indicators. The statistical cooperation is organized in working groups under the OECD’s Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP).
Statistics Denmark’s relationship with the IMF is maintained in close cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Finance and the central bank of Denmark. The IMF’s statistical work embraces mainly two areas: guidelines for compiling statistics and standards for documentation.
In collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Employment, Statistics Denmark is in continuous contact with the International Labour Organization and submits comprehensive labour market data for the ILO’s Yearbook of Labour Statistics. The ILO plays and important role in developing and coordinating statistics on especially employment, unemployment and prices.