World Statistics Day 2010

Wednesday 20th October 2010 marks the first World Statistics Day, celebrating the role and many achievements of official statistics worldwide.  Launched by the UN General Assembly, on WSD the UN Statistics Division (UND) will call on governments to celebrate this day in co-operation with the national statistical services.

Wednesday 20th October 2010 marks the first World Statistics Day, celebrating the role and many achievements of official statistics worldwide.  Launched by the UN General Assembly, on WSD the UN Statistics Division (UND) will call on governments to celebrate this day in co-operation with the national statistical services.

To mark the day, the Edinburgh sub-group of the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) are running a seminar at the University of Edinburgh, celebrating the role of official statistics in Scotland. This event will bring together two leading figures involved in upholding quality and integrity of Statistical outputs, to consider the development of official statistics in Scotland, past, present and future, and explore ways in which official statistics are used by the outside world, the importance of consultation with users, and the role of independent bodies in overseeing standards in Scottish Statistical Publications.

This event will take place at the Main Library, University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh on 20-10-2010 at 4pm.   

For further information contact Heather Alexander