The World of Statistics—the successor to the highly successful International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) campaign celebrated in 2013—is a global network of nearly 2,360 organizations worldwide committed to: increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society, nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among young people and promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.
Why is statistics important? The short answer is that the science of statistics has powerful and far-reaching effects on everyone, yet most people are unaware of their connection to statistics—from the foods we eat to the medicines we take, to the air we breathe to the bridges we cross each day—and how statistics improve their lives.
The World of Statistics website promotes these goals by providing regular blogs on applications of statistics that are bettering our lives, information about the many interesting and rewarding careers in statistics, and up-to-date information on statistically related events and activities worldwide.
Participating organizations in The World of Statistics include national and international professional statistical societies, colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools, businesses, government statistical agencies, and research institutes. These organizations are located in 131 countries spanning the globe.