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ASA and International Outreach Efforts in 2013

The World of Statistics ASA is one of the founding societies of The World of Statistics, a worldwide initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of the global society.

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 2,350 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
  • Promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics
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 129 countries spanning the globe.

Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, The World of Statistics will promote the importance of statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.