October 20th is the day of Official Statistics. It’s the day to highlight the importance of reliable, independent and high-quality numbers. Numbers that help to make good, evidence-based decisions.
This year “Better data, better lives” is the theme of the World Statistics Day selected by the United Nations General Assembly.
Many countries also celebrate this day and are planning special events. The new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the focus of most of these events.