UN Entities Team Up to Mark World Statistics Day
20 August 2010 –Many UN entities that have statistical units and/or
abundantly use statistics in their work, have already announced that they
will collaborate with other agencies in organizing joint conferences to
mark World Statistics Day.
In Geneva, a conference entitled Measuring a Globalized World: Geneva
Contribution will be
held on 20 October under the leadership of the UN Conference on Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This conference, whose focus will be
economic, social and environmental statistics, is organized with the
participation of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), International
Labour Organisation (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health
Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) and World Trade Organization (WTO).
In Vienna, in the context of World Statistics Day, the UN Office on Drugs
and Crime (UNODC), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and
the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a joint seminar on
the relevance and use of their respective statistics (14 October) and will
present a week-long display of their statistical activities.
In Washington, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank
plan to hold joint activities
highlighting their statistical work on 19 and 20 October. The contents of
these activities should be soon confirmed.
Several other UN entities including regional economic commissions, the
UNESCO Institute of Statistics
and the World Tourism Organization
also plan to celebrate World Statistics Day through a variety of activities.