World Statistics Day

In June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution officially designating October20, 2015, as World Statistics Day (WSD). This is the second WSD, following the first one held in 2010.

World Statistics Day 2015 theme "Better data. Better lives"

Why the World Statistics Day?

In the age of globalization today, the needs for internationally comparable and reliable official statistics are increasing. Accordingly, the "World Statistics Day" has been established to deepen the understanding of official statistics throughout the world.

What to expect?

On World Statistics Day, activities at national level highlighted the role of official statistics and the many achievements of the national statistical system. International, regional and sub-regional organizations complemented national activities with additional events. You can get the relevant information at the United Nations World Statistics Day website.別ウィンドウで開きます

World Statistics Day Forum 2015

On 4 December 2015, the World Statistics Day Forum 2015 was organized to disseminate the importance of statistics and consider ideal approaches for the statistical community under the theme of “Statistics for all, with all.”


4 December 2015 (Fri.)

2.Meeting Venue

United Nations University


Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Government of Japan

In cooperation with the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP)

Supported by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)


Opening remarks from the organizer
Mr. Atsushi Koga, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Keynote Speeches and Report
Panel discussion: "Aiming for Statistics for all, with all"
–From international and domestic perspectives–
Closing remarks
  • Mr. Takayuki Sasajima, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, MIC

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