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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Media Advisory — Census Bureau Director Celebrates World Statistics Day

What:
The United Nations General Assembly has designated Oct. 20, 2010, as the first-ever World Statistics Day. Statistical organizations throughout the world will celebrate World Statistics Day to promote statistics and the importance of the statistical profession around the world. The U.S. Census Bureau, along with the 14 leading federal statistical agencies, will participate at an event titled “National Statistics: Sound Science, Sound Policy, Strong Democracy.” The census, the U.S. Census Bureau and 13 other principal federal statistical agencies together have been collecting statistics about the nation's people, economy and society since 1790.
When:
Wednesday, Oct. 20: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Who:
Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Kenneth Prewitt, former director, U.S. Census Bureau
Katherine Wallman, chief statistician, U.S. Office of Management
   and Budget
J. Steven Landefeld, director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Where:
Rayburn Gold Room
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20515

Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, to the Public Information Office at 301-763-3691 or to <pio.2010@census.gov>.

For some statistics about World Statistics Day, please visit <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/2010-10-20_worldstats.html>

For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau, please visit <http://www.census.gov/> and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube (/uscensusbureau).

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 01, 2014