Malaysia to chair 18th SIAP governing council

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been elected since the Chair of the eighteenth session of the Regulating Council (GC) of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) taking place in Chiba, Japan upon Dec 12 plus 13.

The country is represented by the Malaysian Statistics Section chief statistician, Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin and Malaysia Statistics Coaching Institute (ILSM) movie director Zuraidy Zainal Abidin.

In a declaration on Monday, the particular department said right after 10 years of being a good observer, Malaysia has been elected to the GC SIAP as a member for your 2022-2024 term throughout the 78th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asian countries and the Pacific (ESCAP) on May 24, 2022 in Bangkok and had received overwhelming votes from Asian countries and Pacific associate countries.

This further said that in the 18th session, the GC will discuss matters related to the particular provision of coaching according to the needs of different member states, including matters arising from the 17th session, new challenges related to training, the director’s survey on his achievements within 2022 and the proposed work plan for 2023.

In his chairmanship statement, Mohd Uzir said he sincerely hoped that SIAP could create an inviting environment as well as supply the leadership and experience required to continue the particular council’s important function over the next 3 years.

“Malaysia will continue to work with the entire team of the Asia and Pacific statistical local community to expand statistical capacity-building programmes plus activities to assist member states in improving the quality and availability of statistics, particularly in implementing and overseeing the 2030 Plan for Sustainable Development and addressing rising issues.

“We strongly support SIAP’s efforts to meet the objectives and expectations outlined in the SIAP Strategic Plan 2021 to 2025 to enhance statistical systems that provide information for decision-making, ” he mentioned.

SIAP is really a professional statistical schooling centre in Chiba, Japan that has been working since 1970 plus was granted ESCAP regional institution standing with the formation from the GC in 1995. The council comprises of a representative from the Japan government and eight representatives elected simply by other members and associate members associated with ESCAP.

Aside from Japan, the current elected members of the council are Bangladesh, Tiongkok, India, Malaysia, the particular Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, which has aided establishing countries in their human being resource development simply by training officials within the Asia-Pacific region as well as other parts of the world, mentioned the department.

The council’s objective is to review the Institute’s operations and approve its annual and long-term function plans, it added. – Bernama