World Statistics Day

UN Statistical Commission was established in 1947. During his tenure, she established the international methodological standards and guidelines in virtually every area of ??statistics. This committee plays a key role in assisting Governments to improve their statistical reporting, providing an unprecedented level of data availability and comparability in relation to a variety of countries and regions. In 2010, at the 41st session of the UN Statistical Commission adopted a decision on the establishment of the World Statistics Day (World Statistics Day).

June 3 in 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 64/267, to officially announce October 20 in 2010 the first World Statistics Day. This decision was justified by the significance of the preparation of timely and reliable statistics and indicators to measure progress. Largely due to these data provided the necessary basis for making informed policy decisions and monitoring the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

World Statistics Day is designed to raise awareness of the important work every day perform statistical staff institutions and organizations. Collecting accurate, objective and comparable data, they will do on a wide range of activities at the national and international level.

Statistics permeates every aspect of modern life. It serves as the basis for many government decisions in the sphere of business and social activities. It provides information and insights on the trends and forces that affect our lives. Statistical data collected from surveys and censuses are recorded on the planning associated with schools, hospitals, roads, and many others.

Statistics is a vital tool for economic and social development. To ensure that the process of development is successful, you need a data collection and statistical analysis of the level of poverty, access to education, prevalence of diseases, and more. Statistics is one of the main factors taken into account when justifying almost every aspect of budgets and social programs.

During World Statistics Day events take place in the countries to highlight the role of official statistics and the many achievements of national statistical systems.