|Title||Commissioner Kang Shin-wook attended the 16th OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy|
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□ The delegation of KOSTAT (led by Commissioner Kang Shin-Wook) attended the 16th Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP) of the OECD at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France on 24~25 June in 2019.
□ The CSSP is an internationally-recognized annual statistical gathering which brings together chief statisticians from the OECD’s 36 member states and major international organizations. The CSSP provides a platform for discussing ways to develop and improve the statistics required for addressing global issues and setting major policies on a national level.
□ A wide range of global issues concerning the economy, society, the environment, and population are covered in the CCSP. On this occasion, discussions focused on ① OECD Going Digital Project: the measurement roadmap ② Use cases pf integrated environmental and economic statistics ③ Policy application of well-being metrics and ④ Implementation of the OECD Council Recommendation on Good Statistical Practice.
□ Commissioner Kang Shin-Wook, the head of the Korean delegation, exercised a voting right, outlining Korea’s position during discussions on issues on each agenda, and also shared Korea’s experience in compiling statistics, reinforcing KOSTAT’s leading position in the international statistical society.
□ During the meetings, Commissioner Kang emphasized the significance of the ongoing and potential future works for the measurement roadmap under the umbrella of the OECD Going Digital project. Commissioner Kang also mentioned that the cooperation across international organizations is essential to capture the full dynamics in the digital economy.
In addition to this, the commissioner also shared KOSTAT’s efforts and experience in publishing the Quality of Life indicators since 2014 and introduced a ministerial meeting in social affairs for a good example of governmental cooperation regarding the Better Life Index and Sustainable Development Goals.
□ Commissioner Kang also had a bilateral meeting with Mr. Rafael Diez de Medina, the chief statistician of International Labor Organization (ILO) in order to attend the signing ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between Statistics Korea of the Republic of Korea and the ILO.