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The United Nations - through a General Assembly resolution - designated 20 October 2010 (20-10-2010) as World Statistics Day. The celebration of World Statistics Day acknowledges the importance of national and international statistics and aims to strengthen the awareness and trust of the public in official statistics.


“ITU has made the collection and dissemination of official statistics on information and communication technologies (ICTs) a high priority. Our data are used to identify trends and market opportunities and to help ICT policy makers and investors to develop and evaluate policy and business strategies. We are fully committed to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries and to make World Statistics Day a successful event”.

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General of ITU


ITU actively participated in World Statistics Day celebrations in Geneva:

  • ITU was one of the key partners in “Measuring a globalized world: the Geneva contribution”. This event, which was organized  jointly by eight Geneva-based international organizations and coordinated by UNCTAD, took place on 20 October 2010. It highlighted the importance of international statistics in addressing the most urgent issues that shape today’s economic, social and environmental agenda.

  • On the occasion of World Statistics Day, released “The World in 2010: ICT Facts and Figures”, which featured the latest ICT statistics and highlighted the impressive growth in the telecommunication and ICT market. The new data was presented to the press on October 19th, 2010. 




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