|Title||Korea-United Kingdom Conference on Statistics Cooperation|
- Crisis to Opportunity: Discussing the role of statistics and data in the context of Covid-19 -
□ Dr. Keunkwan Ryu, Commissioner of Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), held a bilateral video conference with Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), on April 15th at 17:00 p.m. (Thu).
□ Dr. Ryu said the COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for us to realize the importance of statistics and the responsibility for statisticians to establish evidence-based policies. Furthermore, he mentioned the need for the National Statistical Office to introduce its experience supporting the K-prevention system through the rapid production and provision of statistical information, as well as to establish a 'K-statistical system' that would protect privacy, while at the same time ensuring connections and combinations between data.
□ Sir Ian Diamond praised KOSTAT's response performance and the push for a K-statistical system that would enable data utilization and privacy simultaneously, as seen in the case of COVID-19 last year.
□ This video conference discussed 1) the post-COVID-19 economic trends, 2) the new statistics on COVID-19, and 3) the K-statistical system/UK data platform.
□ Through this video conference, the Korea-British National Statistical Office reaffirmed its cooperation as a mutual traditional ally in the international statistical community, and strengthened its partnership through various channels of dialogue.