President Garcia to Host the Main WSD Event in Peru


14 September 2010 -- The President of Peru, Dr. Alan Garcia Pérez, will participate in a conference to celebrate World Statistics Day in Lima on 20 October. This event will be held in the Palacio de Gobierno, which is the President’s residence and centre of Peru’s executive power, and will be broadcast throughout the country via video-conference. The conference will be attended by the presidents of Peru’s regional governments, senior government officials, business associations, international organizations, universities, research centres, statistical producers, professional associations and the media. In a letter to the UN Statistics Division, the Chief of the Peruvian Institute of Statistics, Mr. Renan Quispe Llanos, explained that "the presence of our highest authorities in the first World Statistics Day is a sign of Peru’s recognition of statistics as a key instrument for policy-making."


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