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Expert Group on international statistical classifications

The Expert Group was established to ensure harmonization and convergence among the classifications in the International Family of International Statistical Classifications. It examines the status of the work on international classifications, make recommendations concerning future directions to the United Nations Statistical Commission, and serves as the central coordinating body in the work on international classifications. It agrees on strategies for updating and revising classifications and reviews the underlying principles as well as practical proposals to bring about convergence of existing classifications. It is composed of members from international organizations - custodians and major users of international classifications, as well as representatives from developed and developing countries and regional agencies.
The name of the Expert Group was changed from "economic and social classifications" to "statistical classification" to reflect its broader scope of work.


The Expert Group has currently two active Technical Subgroups. At its meeting in 2013 the Expert Group created the two subgroups to work on specific aspects related to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev.4 and the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP). The Terms of reference for both subgroups are shown below.
   2015
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications, New York, 19-22 May 2015
 - List of documents
 
   2013
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications, New York, 13-15 May 2013
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2011
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 18-20 May 2011
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2009
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 1-4 September 2009
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2007
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 16-18 April 2007
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2005
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 20-24 June 2005
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2003
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 8-10 December 2003
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   2001
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 18-20 June 2001
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   1999
Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 15-17 November 1999
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - List of participants
 - Final report
 
   1998
Fourth Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 2-4 November 1998
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - Final report
 
   1997
Third Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 1-3 December 1997
 - Provisional Agenda
 - List of documents
 - Final report
 
   1996
Second Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications, New York, 24-26 June 1996
 - Final report
 
   1994
First Expert Group Meeting on International Classifications, New York, 6-8 December 1994
 - Final report