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African Statistics Day 2020

Modernizing National Statistical Systems to Provide Data and Statistics to Support Sustainable Peace and Development In Africa
18 November, 2020

African Statistics Day 2020

Media Advisory

African Statistics Day is an annual event celebrated on 18 November to raise public awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of social and economic life. The theme this year is “Modernizing national statistical systems to provide data and statistics to support sustainable peace and development in Africa”, which is in tandem with the theme of the African Union for the year 2020, “Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development”. The theme for African Statistics Day in 2020 was chosen to raise awareness among decision-makers, technical and fi­nancial partners, data producers, researchers, and the general public about the critical importance of governance and socioeconomic statistics in achieving the goal of a conflict-free Africa. Peace, security, and socio-economic development must be pursued simultaneously to make “silencing the guns” a reality across the continent. 

 Speech by Act Director SRO-SA, Sizo Mhlanga