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The United Nations Statistical Commission celebrates the fifth annual World Statistics Day today. Over 60 countries have joined together to coordinate activities based on the theme of "Better data. Better lives." NSF funds multiple research projects aimed at fostering new statistical methods and strengthened statistical systems. This article is one of two published for World Statistics Day highlighting NSF's work. News from the World of Statistics has published a guide listing World Statistics Day outreach efforts by other organizations.

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Jeri Mulrow

Jeri Mulrow serves as deputy division director for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at NSF.

Credit: Amina Khan, NSF

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