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UNSD, The World of Statistics Joining Forces on World Statistics Day 2015

1 June 2015 One Comment
Jeffrey Myers, ASA Public Relations Coordinator

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is gearing up for World Statistics Day 2015, and The World of Statistics is joining the agency to help promote the celebration to statistical organizations around the globe.

World Statistics Day 2015 will be marked October 20 this year. As part of the celebration, the global statistical community will showcase its achievements and ongoing work to improve society globally.

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Ronald L. Wasserstein, ASA executive director and member of The World of Statistics Steering Committee, recently met with several UNSD officials, including Director Stefan Schweinfest, at the United Nations in New York City.

Wasserstein updated the UNSD representatives on The World of Statistics network—which is composed of more than 2,360 organizations in academia, industry, government, and research—and agreed to share UNSD-developed information about World Statistics Day plans and activities with the network’s participants.

UNSD already unveiled the celebration logo, launched a website, and released a kick-off video unveiling the celebration’s logo. It will be developing and sharing additional materials and resources in the coming months.

Participant News

Europe—The European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics 15th Annual Conference (ENBIS-15) will take place in Prague in the Czech Republic. The conference sessions are scheduled for September 7–9, while preconference administrative meetings, courses, and workshops will be conducted September 6. Similar post-conference sessions will be held September 9–10. More information about ENBIS-15 will be published online.

Jamaica—The Jamaica Statistics Symposium (JASSYM) and Preconference Workshop 2015 will be held October 28–30 in Kingston. The event will introduce individuals from all sectors of the country’s society to the best methods of management, analysis, interpretation, and application of findings from data. Go to the event Facebook page for additional information and the call for papers.

Romania—The National Institute of Statistics (NIS) is conducting a series of roundtable discussions with the Institute for National Economy (INE) in 2015. The series brings together organizations representing official statistics (NIS) and research (INE and the Romanian Academy) to clarify statistical methodologies, develop data series, or devise new indicators or quantification/estimation methods of current economic and social trends. The timing and topics for the roundtables are the following:

  • March: System of Sustainable Development Indicators: Level and Trends in Romania Compared to Other EU Countries
  • June: Macroeconomic Efficiency Reflected in the Indicators of the INS
  • September: Gaps in Per Capita Consumption Indicators Depending on the Level of Household Income
  • December: Trends in R&D and Innovation in Romania and Requirements of the EU 2020 Strategy
  • United States—The first Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle July 6–22. The institute will consist of a series of two-and-a-half–day modules designed to introduce biologists, quantitative scientists, and statisticians to modern statistical techniques for the analysis of biomedical Big Data. Go to the event website for more information.

    Uzbekistan—The 3rd Scientific Conference: Statistics and Its Applications will be held at the National University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent October 16–17. Attendees will be scientists of the Republic of Uzbekistan who are engaged in current issues of statistics and its practical application, as well as foreign scientists. For more information, click here.

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