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World Statistics Day 2020: Date, Theme & History

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World Statistics Day is celebrated around the world on 20 October once every 5 years. This year, the World Statistics Day theme is “Connecting the world with data we can trust”. This theme reflects on the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in national statistical systems.

History Of World Statistics Day

The United Nations celebrates the event every five years. The first World Statistics Day was celebrated on 20 October 2010 with the theme “Service, professionalism, integrity: celebrating the many contributions and achievements of official statistics”. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed the resolution on 3 June 2015. The day was first celebrated on 20 October 2010 and the second time the day was celebrated on 20 October 2015 with the theme “Better data, better lives”.


Statistics Day in India

“Statistics must have a clearly defined purpose, one aspect of which is scientific advancement and the other human welfare and national development.” Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is also known as the father of Indian Statistics. India celebrates Statistics Day on 29 June.

World Statistics Day 2020 theme

World Statistics Day 2020 theme is “Connecting the world with data we can trust”.

World Statistics Day 2015 theme

The theme of the 2015 World Statistics Day was “Better Data, Better Lives”.

World Statistics Day 2020 Campaign

The celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 is a global collaborative endeavor, organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission.


The Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs is the global coordinator of the campaign, defining global key messages and making available outreach resources to countries and other partners through this website.

National statistical offices act as national coordinators, translating promotional materials into national languages and organizing events and outreach efforts at national and sub-national levels.


International organizations play a key role in amplifying campaigns at the global and regional levels and organizing their own events.

Reference: worldstatisticsday

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