International Family of Classifications

The International Family of Classifications primarily contains those classifications that have been reviewed and approved as guidelines by the United Nations Statistical Commission or other competent intergovernmental bodies, covering broad statistical areas such as economics, demographics, labour, health, education, social welfare, geography, environment, and tourism, among others.
The Family contains also some classifications that have not (yet) been formally apporved by the United Nations Statistical Commission or a similar competent intergovernmental body, but have either gained international acceptance or are the only existing classifications in a given field.
The List of classifications in the Family is currently maintained by the Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications. In the future the Expert Group will evaluate the classifications currently listed here against the Criteria to become a member of the International Family and associate each one with a quality indicator.

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Browse available international and multinational classifications by their names or by the statistical domain(s) that they belong to.