The statistics presented in this report are unprecedented. We are witnessing data points and inflections in trends that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago. New statistical records are being set on an almost weekly basis. By the end of April, 212 countries, territories or areas had reported confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the first four months of 2020, more than 3 million cases of infection had been confirmed and more than 210,000 deaths. Some startling economic numbers include a 9% year-on-year fall in global production and manufacturing output, nowcasts that the value of global merchandise trade will fall by almost 27% in Q2 2020, the largest fall in global commodity prices on record (-20.4% between February and March 2020). On the social side, we see the shocking loss of employment a decline of almost 10.5% in total working hours, the equivalent of 305 million full-time workers. Some 1.6 billion students have been affected by school closures and the crisis will push an additional 40 60 million people into extreme poverty. The impact is being felt in every region. For example, for the Gulf region, forecasts predict a decline in GDP growth of between 0.6% (best) and -1.9% (worst scenario) in 2020, but a recovery of between 0.5% and 2.5% in 2021. Whereas in Europe, statistics are already reporting that GDP fell by 3.5% in Q1 2020 the sharpest fall since their time series began in 1995. The report also provides a glimpse into the challenges facing national statistical offices at the moment. At a time when statistics are most needed, many statistical systems are struggling to compile basic statistics, highlighting once again the need to invest in data and statistics, and the importance of having modern national statistical systems and data infrastructure. Introdution -- COVID-19: the first 4 months (WHO) -- Responding with open data (OCHA) -- Vulnerabilities in banking systems (BIS) -- Aviation crisis (ICAO) -- Employment shock (ILO) -- Sharp fall in trade and commodity prices (UNCTAD) -- Trade in medical goods (WTO) -- Dramatic drop in foreign direct investment (UNCTAD) -- Global manufacturing declines (UNIDO) -- Unprecedented challenge for Tourism (UNWTO) -- International postal services disrupted (UPU) -- Restrictions in exports (WTO) -- Risks for agriculture and food (FAO) -- Migration in a time of travel restrictions (IOM) -- COVID-19 impacting the vulnerable and compounding existing inequalities (OECD)-- Forcibly displaced disproportionally affected (UNHCR) -- Human rights in a pandemic (OHCHR) -- COVID-19 and human development (UNDP) -- Pollution and waste (UNEP) -- Schools out (UNESCO) -- Forced displacement (UNHCR) -- Urban vulnerabilities (UN Habitat) -- Children bear the brunt (UNICEF) -- Impact on drugs and homicides (UNODC) -- Differential impacts on women (UN Women) -- Impact on poverty (WB) -- Economic impact of COVID-19 (ADB)-- Regional policy actions (ECLAC) -- Sharp decline in EU GDP (Eurostat) -- GDP in the Gulf (GCC) . -- COVID-19 in Africa (UNECA -- Risks to health and wealth (UN ESCAP) -- Still producing economic statistics (ECB) -- Innovation, resiliency and cooperation (IMF) -- Statistical capacity squeezed (PARIS21) -- 2020 Census at risk (UNFPA/UNSD).