Yes, 2013 is the International Year of Statistics. The major professional statistics bodies, and statistical agencies around the world are celebrating the role that statistics (the discipline) and statistics (the data) play in our everyday lives. Academic statisticians, and those of us who work in related disciplines are in on the act too.
Statistics 2013 have been working hard, and creatively, to promote the importance of statistics. They've organized all sorts of celebrations, activities, and competitions.
You can check out the Statisics 2013 logos, in all of the accredited languages, on their website, and I like their statcloud:
You can sign up for the Statistics 2013 newsletter, here.
© 2013, David E. Giles