World Statistics Day 2010

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Background

The Statistical Commission in its 29th session in 1997 had “expressed support for the holding of national and regional statistical days in those countries and regions that already held such days”, and had also “encouraged the holding of national statistical days in other countries that might wish to establish such days” (Report on the 29th session of the Statistical Commission, E/1997/24, paragraph 96(a)).

The Secretary - General recommended to organize a day of observance, the World Statistics Day, to celebrate the many achievements of Official Statistics around the globe. Around 70 countries and international agencies voiced their support confirming that the time had come to organize such a special day and celebrate all the achievements of official statistics on a national, regional and global level. 20 October 2010 is the official first World Statistics Day. The United Nations Statistics Division and international agencies are requested to support and promote national, regional or global events in observance of this day.

ESCWA Member Country Profiles

List of countries celebrating Statistics Day

Since 1997 one hundred and two countries and areas have been celebrating a statistics day, week or month to raise the profile of official statistics. Seven of those are Arab countries in Africa celebrating the African Statistics Day led by the Economic Commission for Africa. Two member countries, Egypt and Sudan, ESCWA member countries are listed among those African countries celebrating this day.  Click here for List

 

World Statistics Day 2010
 
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