|Title||KOSTAT attended the 14th OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy|
□ The delegation of KOSTAT (lead by Director General Changsang Cho) attended the 14th Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP) of the OECD and the 65th Conference of European Statisticians (CES) of the UN. They were held back-to-back in the European Headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland between June 19th and the 22nd in 2017.
□ (Background) Gathering the chief statisticians of the OECD’s 35 member states, as well as international and regional organizations, the CSSP provides a platform for discussing key issues concerning the statistical modernization and to make decisions in related areas. The CSSP and the UN Statistical Commission are the two most recognized gatherings in the international statistical community.
□ (Outcomes) Director General Cho, the lead delegate of Korea, took an active part in the agenda discussion reinforcing KOSTAT’s leading position in the international statistical society. He has put a special emphasis on reflecting Korea’s view of the Digitalization and GDP Compilation agenda.
○ During his trip, Director General Cho participated in the CES* and made a presentation of Korea’s PC-based advanced statistical production system which was the first introduction of this system to the international community. He also had a meeting with the OECD’s Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate to discuss the concrete programs for the 6th OECD World Forum in Incheon, Korea which is coming up in November 2018.
* Established in 1953, the Conference of European Statisticians, known as CES, was the first organization of an international statistical association and became the highest level meeting of chief statisticians in the European region. Delegates from more than 60 countries gather at this annual conference.
○ In addition he and the delegation had a bilateral meeting with Eurostat in order to exchange each organization’s experience in the use of big data and administrative data.