08.02.2018 by Marisa Krystian
Did you know that immunization could help prevent 36 million deaths, and also stop 24 million people from slipping into extreme poverty? We know these statistics because the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tweeted about it. In fact, Twitter has become a great source for people who want to share important stats and new facts about global issues, science, health, and technology.
We’ve picked 15 Twitter accounts that consistently tweet interesting stats:
1) Gates Foundation – @gatesfoundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives, focused on health, poverty, and opportunity.
Medical bills drive 150 million people into poverty each year. A new study shows that vaccines can immunize millions of people against this challenge. [📝: @ChrisJElias] https://t.co/AUm0yAVsl4 pic.twitter.com/xYSgWOi5wk
— Gates Foundation (@gatesfoundation) February 6, 2018
2) OECD – @OECD
Official account for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
— OECD (@OECD) February 5, 2018
3) UNICEF Data – @UNICEFData
Official account for UNICEF’s work on monitoring the situation of children and women.
— UNICEF Data (@UNICEFData) February 5, 2018
4) Visual Capitalist – @VisualCap
Data-driven visual content focused on technology, investing, and the economy.
— Visual Capitalist (@VisualCap) February 3, 2018
5) FAO Statistics – @FAOstatistics
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Food and agriculture statistics, plus social and economic development information.
#UNFAO 's updated forecast for worldwide #cereal production in 2017 now stands at 2 640 million tonnes, 1.3% ⬆️ than 2016 and an all-time record high. https://t.co/L348BZg45Y pic.twitter.com/vXxGuqhNY9
— FAO statistics (@FAOstatistics) February 5, 2018
6) Oceana – @Oceana
Dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.
Today, 241 organizations joined 104 U.S. representatives and 31 U.S. senators in standing up for the Endangered Species Act, our nation’s foremost safety net to protect imperiled species from extinction. Thank you! #StopExtinction pic.twitter.com/FDtI8yKPjg
— Oceana (@Oceana) February 7, 2018
7) UN Statistics Division – @UNStats
Official Twitter account of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
— UNStats (@UNStats) November 30, 2017
8) Our World in Data – @OurWorldInData
Visualizing the long-term changes in our world. Tweeting the latest updates from their web publication, Our World in Data with Max Roser.
Sunday is #WorldCancerDay. In our latest blog we present the global data on cancer deaths, ranging by type, age and rates. This data is also available to explore by country.
— Our World in Data (@OurWorldInData) February 2, 2018
9) IFC – @IFC_org
The official Twitter feed of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group focusing on the private sector in developing countries.
Global #cities are growing by 65M people a year, but challenges accompany this growth. More people = more vehicles. One city’s fix: https://t.co/EQLb4KYPOx #IFCmarkets #WUF9 pic.twitter.com/ylNeV0Oq5B
— IFC (@IFC_org) February 7, 2018
10) CGD – @CGDev
The Center for Global Development shares independent research and practical ideas for global prosperity.
— CGD (@CGDev) February 7, 2018
11) World Bank Data – @worldbankdata
Follow World Bank Data for open data updates, news, stories, and data visualizations.
We summed up 2017. Check out our year in review in 12 Charts: https://t.co/JKNvw6U38X
— World Bank Data (@worldbankdata) December 19, 2017
12) ICIJ – @ICIJorg
The world’s best cross-border journalism by more than 200 reporters in 70 countries.
— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) February 7, 2018
13) Economist Intelligence Unit – @TheEIU
The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.
Russia in 2018: The EIU does not expect political or economic upheaval in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region in 2018. Assuming stable oil prices, the growth outlook for most countries is unlikely to change significantly. Read more: https://t.co/CTkEe2rin4 pic.twitter.com/Rr1m7b7b6W
— The Economist Intelligence Unit (@TheEIU) February 7, 2018
14) WWF – @WWF
The World Wildlife Fund promotes a future in which people live in harmony with nature.
JUST IN: 1,028 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2017. Slight decrease from previous year, but toll remains perilously high pic.twitter.com/mhb1OvRz3d
— WWF News (@WWFnews) January 25, 2018
15) World Bank Climate – @WBG_Climate
Sharing ideas, news and research on climate change and disaster risk management from the World Bank Group.
— World Bank Climate (@WBG_Climate) February 7, 2018
Chart of the day: Overall, the B2B digital ad market is growing steadily, and in 2018 it will jump 13% to reach $4.60 billion. https://t.co/M7ZZoDYENp #mktg #chartoftheday #dataviz pic.twitter.com/6QDIVjyb0W
— Infogram (@infogram) February 6, 2018
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