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.
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”.
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.