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Better data for better lives: Celebrating World Statistics Day 2015

The first World Statistics Day was commemorated on 20 October 2010. Five years later, the celebration is taking place at a crucial moment for the statistical community.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which raised the political relevance of statistics, draw to a close at the end of this year, and world leaders have adopted a new agenda that will guide efforts to ensure sustainable development for all.

Join Lenni Montiel, Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development, for a Twitter chat on the statistical work and lessons learned from this vast experience as the springboard for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His twitter handle is @LenniMontiel, and the chat will take place on 22 October at 10 am EDT using the hashtag #SDGsData.

For more information:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/n…

https://worldstatisticsday.org

https://worldstatisticsday.org/sdgs-d…

http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/

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