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World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day: 20.10.2010



On 20 October 2010, the world will celebrate the first World Statistics Day.

The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) initiated the celebration of World Statistics Day on 20.10.2010 to illustrate and emphasize the many achievements of official statistics.


It will acknowledge the service provided by the global statistical system at national and international level, thus striving to strengthen the awareness and trust of the public in official statistics. It serves as an advocacy tool to further support the work of statisticians across different institutional settings, cultures, and domains.


UNSC has put in place a website, where information on World Statistics Day activities taking place around the world is available.


Eurostat will mark this day with:

This statistical portrait of the European Union in relation to the rest of the world will feature:

  • a presentation of key indicators for the EU, its largest Member States and the other G-20 countries;
  • the EU interaction with the rest of the world seen through population, trade, foreign direct investment, official development assistance, transport, tourism, education, science and technology indicators;
  • a description of the EU's statistical cooperation activities, which are designed to encourage the development and strengthening of statistical systems across the globe.

Last update 12.10.2010