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EXPLAINED : WORLD STATISTICS DAY 2020

EXPLAINED : WORLD STATISTICS DAY 2020

About World Statistics Day

  • It is celebrated is on October 20, 2020.
  • This year the theme is  ‘Connecting the world with data we can trust’, which  reflects the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation and the public good in national statistical systems.
  • It emphasises on the importance of a robust and trustworthy statistical and data system in the development of any nation.

World Statistics Day 2020: History and Significance

  • In February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission declared  20 October 2010 as the first World Statistics Day.
  • It is celebrated to acknowledge the importance of timely, consistent and reliable data and other statistical indicators of a country’s progress in formulating, implementing and monitoring the key policy decision taken by the government.
  • The first World Statistics Day was celebrated with theme ‘Celebrating the many achievements of official statistics.’
  • The second World Statistics Day was celebrated on  20 October 2015 as  under the theme ‘Better data, better lives.’
  •  The World Statistics Day is celebrated every five years on October 20.

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