China/UN Ceremony at Shanghai World EXPO Will Celebrate WSD


31 Aug 2010 - An event to mark WSD will be organized jointly by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China and the United Nations on 20 October at the United Nations Pavilion of the World EXPO Shanghai 2010. This ceremony featuring high-level officials of China and the UN will include the press launch of two major statistical reports, one by the UN on the current situation of women worldwide 15 years after Beijing’s World Conference on Women, and a second book by NBS presenting statistical indicators in China.

The NBS, in collaboration with China Post will also issue a commemorative World Statistics Day stamp on this occasion.

The 2010 World EXPO is a very symbolic venue to highlight the achievements of official statistics worldwide. With dedicated pavilions dedicated to its 192 participating countries and territories, and to 50 international organizations, the Shanghai Expo displays a multitude of exhibitions and cultural activities encompassing the whole world.

The observance of WSD in Shanghai will be the final event in a month-long celebration in China on official statistics which includes exhibitions and special publications at the national and provincial level. This event also marks the final preparations for the population census scheduled for 1 November 2010.

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