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World Statistics Day; 20 October 2020

The World Statistics Day is observed globally on 20 October 2020. The celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 is a global collaborative endeavour, organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission.

World Statistics Day 2020: Theme
This year the theme is  ‘Connecting the world with data we can trust.’ This theme 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
At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission declared  20 October 2010 as the first World Statistics Day. The day 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-ever 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

World Statistics Day 2020: Famous Quotes
1- “Statisticians like artists have the bad habit of falling in love with their models.” ― George E Box
2- “Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.” ― Hilaire Belloc
3- “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.” ― H.G, Wells
4- “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” ― Mark Twain
5- “If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment.” ― Ernest Rutherford

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