Who We Are

SIAP History

1964
Conference of Asian Statisticians recommended the establishment of a statistical training and research center

1967 The Government of Japan offered to provide host facilities for Asian Statistical Institute in Tokyo at the 23rd session of the Economic Commission for Asia and Far East (ECAFE) (now ESCAP)

1969
UNDP and the Government of Japan entered into an Agreement concerning assistance for the Establishment and Operation of Asian Statistical Institute (ASI)
First Project Manager/Director, Raymond T. Bowman, appointed

1970
Plan of Operation was signed by 20 member countries, UN and UNDP and the Asian Statistical Institute was officially inaugurated on 3 June 1970

1973
The second Five-Year Phase of the Institute and its preservation as a regional institution supported by the United Nations were resolved at the 29th session of ESCAP
Second Project Manager/Director, K.R. Nair, was appointed

1975
First Five-Year Phase was completed in September Second Five-Year Phase commenced

1976
Third Project Manager/Director, John G. Miller, was appointed

1977
Asian Statistical Institute (ASI) was renamed Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP)

1979
Governing Council of Training and Research Institutions in the ESCAP Region recommended that SIAP should continue as an autonomous institution in Tokyo and the third Five-Year Phase of the Institute resolved at the 35th session of ESCAP

1980
Second Five-Year Phase was completed in September. Third Five-Year Phase commenced

1984
Fourth Five-Year Phase of the Institute was supported at the 40th session of ESCAP

1985
Fourth Project Manager/Director, Tito A. Mijares, was appointed. Third Five-Year Phase was completed in September.
Fourth Five-Year Phase commenced

1988
Fifth Project Manager/Director, S. Ananda Meegama, was appointed

1990
Fourth Five-Year Phase was completed in September
Fifth One Year and half Phase commenced

1992
Fifth One Year and half Phase was completed in March
Sixth Three-Year Phase commenced

1994
Resolution on Status of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific was adopted at the 50th session of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

1995
Sixth Three-Year Phase was completed in March
SIAP was accorded the legal status of a subsidiary body of ESCAP

1995
First Governing Board meeting was held in March in Tokyo
Sixth Director, Lau Kak En, was appointed
Second Governing Board meeting was held in November in Bangkok

1999
SIAP shifted its premises to Makuhari, Chiba-city, Chiba Prefecture in November

2000
Thirtieth Anniversary of the Institute was celebrated with a Ceremony and Seminar on 28 August in Tokyo and followed by Sixth Governing Board Meeting with newly elected members.

2001

Seventh Director, Tomas P. Africa, was appointed on June 2001
Seventh Governing Board meeting was held in December in Bangkok

2005
The First Session of the Governing Council was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand

2006

Eighth Director, Davaasuren Chultemjamts, was appointed on May 2006
The Second of the Governing Council was held in Chiba, Japan

2010
Forty Anniversary of the Institute was celebrated with a Ceremony and Seminar on 31 August in Tokyo.

2012

Ninth Director, Margarita F Guerrero, was appointed on February 2012

2016

Tenth Director, Ashish Kumar , was appointed on December 2016