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.


Official account for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

3) UNICEF Data – @UNICEFData

Official account for UNICEF’s work on monitoring the situation of children and women.

4) Visual Capitalist – @VisualCap

Data-driven visual content focused on technology, investing, and the economy.

5) FAO Statistics – @FAOstatistics

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Food and agriculture statistics, plus social and economic development information.

6) Oceana – @Oceana

Dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.

7) UN Statistics Division – @UNStats

Official Twitter account of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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.

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.

10) CGD – @CGDev

The Center for Global Development shares independent research and practical ideas for global prosperity.

11) World Bank Data – @worldbankdata

Follow World Bank Data for open data updates, news, stories, and data visualizations.

12) ICIJ – @ICIJorg

The world’s best cross-border journalism by more than 200 reporters in 70 countries.

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.

14) WWF – @WWF

The World Wildlife Fund promotes a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

15) World Bank Climate – @WBG_Climate

Sharing ideas, news and research on climate change and disaster risk management from the World Bank Group.


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