World Statistics Day

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World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day is celebrated every year on 20 October with the aim of highlighting the achievements of the fundamental principles of official statistics around the world.

Important facts

  • It is celebrated every five years.

  • The United Nations Statistical Commission in its 41st session in February 2010 proposed to celebrate 20 October 2010 as World Statistics Day.

  • The theme of this year's World Statistics Day is 'Data for Sustainable Development'.

Significance of the day

  • The main significance of World Statistics Day is that statistics make things easier and faster. Also, it gives a clear glimpse of your past and present situation.

National Statistics Day

  • India celebrates National Statistics Day every year on 29 June in honour of the works and contributions of Professor and Scientist Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.

About United Nations Statistical Commission 

  • The United Nations Statistical Commission is a functional commission established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in the year 1947.

  • Headquarters - New York, United States

  • President - Shigeru Kawasaki

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