"Today (20 October 2010) marks the first observance of World Statistics Day, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the importance of statistics in shaping our societies."Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
WHY A WORLD STATISTICS DAY?
World Statistics Day (WSD) will strengthen public awareness of the important work that statisticians carry out each day. Through collecting accurate, objective and comparable data they support a wide range of national and international activities, including development efforts that improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On World Statistics Day, countries will carry out activities and events that highlight the role of official statistics and the many achievements of their national statistical systems. International and regional organizations will also hold promotional activities and events.