JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT
The Eighth Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System Committee
9-11 October 2018, Singapore
The Eighth Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee, or ACSS8, hosted by the Singapore Department of Statistics, was held on 9 to 11 October 2018 in Singapore. Mr. Lam Yi Young, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore, delivered the welcome remarks. The Session was chaired by Ms. Wong Wee Kim, Chief Statistician of the Singapore Department of Statistics. Ms. Wanpen Poonwong, Deputy Director General of the Thailand National Statistical Office, served as the Co-chairperson.
Aligned with the overall ASEAN Singapore 2018 tagline of “Resilient & Innovative”, and as part of our continuous commitment to further enhance regional statistical cooperation and respond proactively to emerging statistical requirements, we adopted the following theme for our 2018 ACSS work programme:
“Innovation in Statistics Collection, Compilation, Dissemination and Communication to Meet Increasing Data Requirements of the ASEAN Community”