INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS 2013 CELEBRATIONS

THEME:STATISTICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE - LET US EDUCATE AND APPRECIATE

 

OVERVIEW

2013 was the International Year of Statistics (IYOS), a worldwide event supported by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launched its year-long observance of this event on Wednesday, 6 March 2013.

It was expected that the observance of International Year of Statistics would garner a greater profile for statistics across the CARICOM Community.

There were three primary objectives of the IYOS 2013. These were as follows:

  • Increase public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society
  • Nurture statistics as a profession, especially among young people
  • Promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics

 

 

 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH: INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS 2013
Date - 06 March 2013
Time - 10:30 AM
Venue - Executive Lounge, CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana

PRESS RELEASES

CARICOM Official Press Release »

International Year of Statistics Praises Contributions of Women Statisticians on International Women's Day »

 

OPENING REMARKS & MESSAGES

Official Remarks from the Secretary-General of CARICOM »
Opening Remarks from the Director of Regional Statistics, CARICOM »
Remarks from the Chief Statistician, Guyana Bureau of Statistics, Guyana »

PRESENTATIONS

International Year of Statistics Launch, Programme of Activities »
Guyana Bureau of Statistics - Population and Housing Census Presentation »
CARICOM Statistics Programme - Population Aging in the Caribbean (Issues and Implications) Presentation »

VIDEO

Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the launch of International Year of Statistics, Wednesday 6 March 2013 |
'Need The Facts, Get The Stats' Statistics Skit Part I, Wednesday 6 March 2013 |
'Need The Facts, Get The Stats' Statistics Skit Part II, Wednesday 6 March 2013 |

 

NEWS FROM REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS

May 03, 2013 | Caribbean Centre for Money & Finance (CCMF)

International Year of Statistics 2013 has been recognised by the Caribbean Centre for Money & Finance (CCMF) who showed their support by registering to be among the many institutions recognising this celebration. In addition, an article written by Julia Jhinkoo entitled 'Caribbean Statistic- How Developed Are We?' in Volume 6 of their Newsletter published on May 06 2013, highlighted the world's growing interest in statistics as well as noted the Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat's efforts in celebrating Statistics2013. Read More

 

NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER RELEASES
Caribbean Centre for Money & Finance (CCMF) - Volume 6, Number 9 – September 2013 Newsletter »

SEE WHAT MEMBERSTATES ARE DOING FOR IYOS 2013

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Dissemination of the Census 2011 results;

2. Production of the full Census 2011 Report;

3. Conducting of the labour force survey and production of quality labour market statistics;

4. Develop a labour market information system;

5. Successfully complete the 2011 Round of the International Comparison Programme (ICP);

6. Update the MDGs Report for 2013;

7. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

 

BARBADOS

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Release of some provisional results of the 2010 Population & Housing Census on the Barbados Statistical Office website;

2. Press release announcing the IYOS;

3. Media Publicity;

4. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

 

DOMINICA

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

Download the month by month schedule here.

 

MONTSERRAT

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Message from the CARICOM Secretariat posted on the Spirit of Montserrat and sent to local print media - Montserrat Reporter;

2. IYOS Flier posted on the Spirit of Montserrat;

3. News Item prepared for the local Radio Station;

4. Message from the CARICOM Secretariat recorded and aired on local radio Station (ZJB);

5. Logo and theme attached to email signature of all staff;

6. Wearing of Census shirts by the staff on the day of the launch;

7. Radio quizzes on the local radio station (ZJB).

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Banner erected outside the Statistics Office;

2. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

 

GUYANA

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Participation in CARICOM's IYOS 2013 launch on March 06th.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

 

GRENADA

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

2. Release some preliminary Census data.

 

 

JAMAICA

DOCUMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

1. Jamaica Statistics Symposium and Pre-Conference Workshop Flyer, Oct 30 - Nov 01, 2013»

2. Jamaica Statistics Symposium and Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Form»

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Mathematics Seminar introducing the IYOS 2013 in collaboration with the University of the West Indies on March 06th.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1 Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

2. Launch of the CCS Publication - Facts and Figures and The Students Handbook for Caribbean Statistics Day.

3. Jamaica Statistics Symposium Conference and Workshop, 30 October - 1 November 2013 »

 

SURINAME

DOCUMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

1. International Year of Statistics Praises Contributions of Women Statisticians on International Day of Statistics Press Release , 08 March »

2. International Year of Statistics Flyer »

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Preparation of promotional material using all CARICOM and Associate Members states;

2. Distribution of calendars and promotional materials to all Elementary, Junior and Secondary schools as well as all District Offices in the interior;

3. Official pledge of support to the IYOS 2013 Initiative;

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

2. Other activities planned for the period 6th March - 15th October 2013.

 

SAINT LUCIA

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

2. Re-launch of Statistics Website.

 

ST KITTS AND NEVIS

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

To Be Announced Later.

 

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

To Be Announced Later.

 

THE BAHAMAS

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Press Release in the local newspaper announcing IYOS 2013 for March 06, 2013.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

Statistical Office to be registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

To Be Announced Later.

 

SEE WHAT ASSOCIATE AND OBSERVER MEMBERSTATES ARE DOING FOR
CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY!

ANGUILLA

DOCUMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

1. Press Release, 28 December 2012 »

2. Statistics of the Day 2013 »

3. Contribution of Women Statistician on International Women's Day Press Release , 08 March »

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

To Be Announced Later.

 

BERMUDA

DOCUMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

Bermuda's Activities »

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

Commence a Household Expenditure Survey in May;

Launch the IYOS 2013 at the commencement of the Household Expenditure Survey.

 

CURACAO

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

Publishing of Census 2012 Results in March.

 

CAYMAN ISLANDS

DOCUMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

Press Release »

ACTIVITES PLANNED ON OR BEFORE 06 MARCH 2013

1. Statistical office registered on the IYOS 2013 website;

2. Press release on the IYS and its theme “Statistics in Everyday Life – Let us Educate and Appreciate” on March 6th.

ONGOING/UPCOMING ACTIVITES FOR 2013

1. A half day of presentations on economic statistics (SNA, BOP, etc) at Cayman Prep and High School (Understanding Economic Statistics) on March 7th;

2. Launch of the National Statistical Coordination Committee (NSCC), subject to notation by Cabinet of its terms of reference  in the first week of March;

3. Gathering of other data producers from the public sector (who will be invited to become NSCC members) in the launch around mid- March (Tentative) ;

4. One outreach activity per month, highlighted by a statistics fair in October with the theme “Understanding Cayman through Statistics” featuring visual aids (maps, posters, etc) and presentations from various departments/NSCC members.

     
RESOURCES

International Year of Statistics CARICOM flyer » Version 1 | Version 2 | Version 3 | Version 4

International Year of Statistics Logo » Image

International Year of Statistics CARICOM Logo » Vertical Version | Horizontal Version

Caribbean Statistics Day 2013 Logo » JPEG | PNG | PSD

Careers in Statistics International Year of Statistics Brochures »

  • Business and Industry | PDF
  • Health and Medicine | PDF
  • Learning and Research | PDF
  • Social Sciences and Natural Resources | PDF
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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