ESA/STAT/AC.94/1

5 December 2003

UNITED NATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

STATISTICS DIVISION

 

Meeting of the Expert Group on

International Economic and

Social Classifications

New York, 8-10 December 2003

 

 

Provisional agenda

 

 

Monday, 8 December 2003

 

Morning

 

  1. Opening
  1. Adoption of the agenda
  1. Report on work within the Family of International Economic and Social Classifications since last Expert Group meeting 

Documentation:

Report on UNSD activities since the last meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications (ESA/STAT/AC.94/17) 

 

Afternoon

 

  1. Update on classifications projects and plans for classifications in the family

§         work on ISCED

§         work on the systems of Trade classifications (HS, SITC), including potential links to other classifications and uses (BEC)

§         update on proceedings in the revision of the System of National Accounts and its implications on classifications work

 

Documentation:

Preparation of Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 4

(ESA/STAT/AC.94/9)

 

  1. The planned revision of ISCO-88 

Documentation:

ILO’s work with classifications (ESA/STAT/AC.94/5)

 

Extract from the “Report of the Conference”, Seventeenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ESA/STAT/AC.94/13)

 

Comparisons between OECD’s definitions of the scope of “Human Resources in Health” and those emerging from informal discussions between ILO and WHO officials

(background document, ESA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-3) 

  1. Work on COICOP extensions

         Documentation:

Information note on work done by the World Bank relevant to revisions of COICOP and CPC (ESA/STAT/AC.94/18)

 

Requirements for product classifications used when making observations of household expenditures and when collecting price observations for and calculating a consumer price index, with possible implications for the Central Product Classification (background document, ESA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-2)

 

 

Tuesday 9 December 2003

 

Morning

 

  1. Review of WHO’s work on the international family of health classifications 

Documentation:

Comparisons between OECD’s definitions of the scope of “Human Resources in Health” and those emerging from informal discussions between ILO and WHO officials

(background document, ESA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-3)

 

  1. Update on the International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics     

    Documentation:

Classifying activities in a time use survey (background document, SA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-1)

 

Afternoon

 

  1. Revision of ISIC and CPC in 2007

§         Report of the Technical Subgroup, including:

            - Concepts paper and reactions

            - ISIC structure draft

            - Correspondences

            - Problem areas

            - CPC proposals

 

Documentation:

Report of the Technical Subgroup to the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications (ESA/STAT/AC.94/8)

 

Report on Comparability between NAICS and ISIC (ESA/STAT/AC.94/10)

 

Requirements for product classifications used when making observations of household expenditures and when collecting price observations for and calculating a consumer price index, with possible implications for the Central Product Classification (background document, ESA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-2)

 

Preliminary comments to the UN Concepts Paper for the development of ISIC, Rev.4: an ILO perspective on some methodological issues (background document, ESA/STAT/AC.94/Bkg-4)

 

 

Wednesday, 10 December 2003

 

Morning

 

  1. Revision of ISIC and CPC in 2007 (cont.)
  1. Revision of agricultural classifications in the context of the FAOSTAT2 work

§         Report by FAO on the planned activities for revising the agriculture related classifications

 

Documentation:

FAOSTAT2 Project and CountrySTAT (ESA/STAT/AC.94/7)

 

FAO Draft Proposal for ISIC Rev 4.0 (ESA/STAT/AC.94/12)

 

Afternoon

 

  1. Implementation of classifications

§         Experience of agencies/organizations in implementing classifications

§         Country experiences and expectations

 

Documentation:

Implementation of international classifications, Discussion note by UNSD (ESA/STAT/AC.94/14)

 

Experience of development and application of system of economic and social classifications in the official statistics of the Russian Federation (ESA/STAT/AC.94/6)

 

Towards the regional harmonization of Mercosur’s statistical classifications (ESA/STAT/AC.94/15)

 

Development of Tourism Statistics (ESA/STAT/AC.94/11)

 

  1. Future work programme of the Expert Group
  1. Recommendations for next Statistical Commission