Introduction – World Statistics Day is observed every 5 years on October 20 to mark the importance of statistics in human lives. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the achievements of official statistics, which were based on the values of professionalism, integrity, and service.
The United Nations Statistical Commission organized this international day after every five years on October 20. Statistics Division of the United Nation’s Department of Economic Affairs (UNSD) coordinated this worldwide campaign. This international day will observe this global day on October 20, 2025.
History – In the year 1947, the United Nations Statistical Commission was established. But this commission adopted the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics in the year 1994. In the 41st session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2010, they decided to celebrate World Statistics Day on October 20. Firstly, this international day was observed in October 2010.
Theme – Firstly, this international day was observed on October 20, 2010, with the theme of ‘’Celebrating the many achievements of official statistics’’. In the year 2015, this international day was observed with the theme ‘’Better data, better lives’’. World Statistics Day was observed in the year 2020 with the theme was ‘’Connecting the world with data we can trust’’. The main goal of this theme is to imitate the importance of faith, innovation, convincing data, and the public good in the statistical systems of nations.
Significance – Statistics plays a significant role in the development and growth of a country. This global day celebrates the process of analyzing, collecting, and interpreting large amounts of numerical data to contribute to the improvement of the society. If you maintain statistics then it helps in clearing a glimpse of your past or present status. This global day also honors the continuous stream of information to people that provided by the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) for ensuring transparency, accountability, and good governance.