MEETING OF THE TECHNICAL SUBGROUP ON
MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PERSONS - MODE 4

United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Statistics Division
22 - 24 February 2006, New York

 

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday 22 February

2.30-5:30 International activities and needs for information on remittances and GATS Mode 4

1. Update on the revision of BPM5 and 1993 SNA - Issues related to Movement of Persons and Mode 4 (IMF/ UNSD)
2. International Working Group on Improving Data on Remittances (World Bank)
3. Improving Central Bank Reporting and Procedures on Remittances in Latin America and Caribbean Region (CEMLA)
4. The Luxembourg Group (Eurostat)
5. High level dialogue on international migration and development (UN Population Division)
6. Other

Thursday 23 February

9:30-12:30 Conceptual issues on remittances

7. Issue paper on the definition of remittances (UNSD)
8. Country experiences

2:30 5:00 Measurement of economic impacts of movement of persons

9. Measurement of GATS Mode 4 (WTO)
10. Measuring the impact of movement of persons - The broad approach
11. Country experiences

Friday 24 February

9:00-11:00

12. Country experiences
13. Future of the Group