World Statistics Day is observed on October 20 (every five years, starting from 2010) to show the role of statistical data plays in informed decision making and thus for sustainable development.
Observed on: 20 October (Every five years, beginning in 2010)
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2010
About Statistics Day
World Statistics Day was celebrated on October 20 (every five years, starting from 2010). Second Statistical Day was observed in the year 2015. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared the day. UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on June 3 2015 which decided to observe the day every five years.
Statistics is a way of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and organizing data. The statistical data had importance and role in analysis and informed policy decision making in support of sustainable development. Thus helps in countries overall development and improve lives of all people. The observance also emphasizes the importance of timely and reliable data for decision making.
Activities and Programs on Statistics Day
Many organizations including United Nations Statistical Commission, Royal Statistical Society in the UK along with many countries, international and regional organizations and entities.
The programs on the day focuses on to develop various methods to produce accurate, reliable and timely data. This includes building adequate technical capacity, exploring new data sources, applying innovative sources etc. Programs are there to advocate the work of many statisticians across the world who work within different settings, cultures and domains.
Theme for World Statistics Day
World Statistics Day 2015 Theme was “Better Data, Better Lives“