World Statistics Day will be celebrated around the globe on 20 October. Theme of this year is: “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, which emphasizes the importance of trust in qualitative data and cooperation while in search of innovative solutions for taking decisions.
“Current, reliable, timely and trusted data are necessary to understand the changing world in which we live. Statistics are critical for evidence-based policymaking across all sectors and all societies, regardless of cultural and historical backgrounds or level of development. The unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic has elevated the importance of data and statistics, and demonstrated how linking data to geospatial information can help us to track the dynamics of a rapidly changing global situation” states António Guterres, Secretary-General of United Nations.
On this feast day Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) will conclude a very important cooperation agreement with the University of Latvia on the improvement of study process and scientific work accordingly requirements of labour market and improved collaboration opportunities with students.
“In the age of data, development of new partnership forms and reinforcement of the existing ones is included in agenda of each national statistics institution both in Europe, and worldwide. Such kind of partnership is ambition of the CSB cherished for years, and it is natural that this agreement will be concluded on such a significant day!” Aija Žīgure, the President of the CSB, notes with satisfaction.
On 20 October also Association of Latvia's Statisticians invites to reading “COVID-19 statistics issues” devoted to World Statistics Day. Professor Ģirts Briģis, head of the public health and epidemiology department of Rīga Stradiņš University, will give a reading. More on the reading can be found on the website of Association of Latvia's Statisticians www.statistikuasociacija.lv
The first World Statistics Day was celebrated on 20 October 2010, however, in 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution where decided to celebrate the Day every five years. The second Day was celebrated on 20 October 2015 with the theme "Better data, better lives". More on the World Statistics Day can be found on the website worldstatisticsday.org.
European Statistics Day is celebrated each year on 20 October.