According to United Press International (UPI), “the United Nations declared Oct. 20 as a day to celebrate the service provided by the global statistical system and to help raise public awareness and trust in official statistics”.
Here are a couple of links to articles about how World Statistics Day is being celebrated around the world. These would make for great cross-curricular math lessons:
European Union – http://af.reuters.com/article/southAfricaNews/idAFLDE69I1CI20101020
One of my favorite stats/data sites is Swivel (http://blog.swivel.com/weblog/cool_stuff/). You can also follow them on Twitter (@teamswivel).
Be sure to mark you calendars for World Statistics Day, October 20, 2011!