** CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY **
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau:
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor's note: News releases, reports and data tables are available on the Census Bureau's home page. Go to http://www.census.gov and click on "Releases."
For some statistics about Word Statistics Day, please visit http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/2010-10-20_worldstats.html
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau