One of the most diverse of the WHO regions, the Western Pacific constitutes some of the world's least developed countries as well as the most rapidly emerging economies. It includes highly developed countries such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Singapore; and fast growing economies such as China and Viet Nam.
There are 37 Member States and areas in the Western Pacific Region. These are:
Hong Kong, China
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Micronesia, Federated States of
Nauru New Caledonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Wallis and Futuna
The national version of FAOSTAT, CountrySTAT, is being developed and implemented in a number of target countries, primarily in sub-saharan Africa and some Asian nations. It offers a two-way data exchange facility between countries and FAO as well as a facility to store data at the national and sub-national levels.
The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere.