|Title||Commissioner Keunkwan Ryu Took Part in an International High-level Discussion on the Advance in CRVS during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic|
On 19 November, 2021, Mr. Ryu attended the ministerial roundtable session at the 2nd Ministerial Conference on CRVS hosted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Representatives from Fiji, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines participated in this roundtable session.
Virtually held this year, the Conference has become a venue for a ministerial level discussion on CRVS in the region since 2014 when it was firstly organized with the motto “get everyone in the picture”.
This year, as the main focus of the conference was given to ‘CRVS during and after the pandemic’, Commissioner Ryu briefly shared with high-level officials from other countries at the conference Korean experience and knowledge in this area as well as the well-structured institutional arrangements for CRVS system geared by the country’s advanced information technology.
Emphasizing that Korea has not been troubling producing vital statistics due to its well-organized registration system during the pandemic, Mr. Ryu also expressed that Statistics Korea was willing to support less developed countries by providing technical assistance and capacity building training opportunities so that they would build and advance their own CRVS systems.
In addition, Commissioner Ryu introduced the K-Statistics System, Statistics Korea’s new national statistics innovation initiative, where bleeding-edge encryption technologies would enable data to be safely and efficiently collected from various sources and linked and used for timely statistical production.