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Dr. Paul Cheung

Professor of Analytics at the National University of Singapore and the former Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, Singapore

Dr. Cheung is currently Professor of Social Policy and Analytics at the National University of Singapore where he returned in 2013 after almost 9 years as the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Prior to his appointment at the UNSD, Dr. Cheung has served as Chief Statistician of the Government of Singapore (1991-2004) and Director of Population Planning Unit (1986-1994). 

Dr. Cheung was the Co-Chair of the International Technical Advisory Board for Myanmar's 2014 Population and Housing Census until September 2014, and had served in similar capacity in the preparation of Iraq and Afghanistan censuses. He has been widely recognized for the advancement of the global statistical system and the establishment of a new inter-governmental mechanism on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). Currently, he is a senior adviser to Cambodia, China, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Myanmar. 

Dr. Cheung, a native of Singapore, received an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from National University of Mongolia and holds a PhD in in Social Work (Social Planning) and Sociology (Demography) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


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