This dataset is sourced from the Statistics Division of the United Nations Secretariat. This list states M49 standard codes to indicate different geographical regions and the relative territorial regions they contain.
The list of geographic regions presents the composition of geographical regions used by the Statistics Division in its publications and databases. Each country or area is shown in one region only. These geographic regions are based on continental regions; which are further subdivided into sub-regions and intermediary regions drawn as to obtain greater homogeneity in sizes of population, demographic circumstances and accuracy of demographic statistics.
In this dataset, all the regions come under the Global category of World having Global Code of 001.