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Workshop on environmental statistics

28-02-2005  – 04-03-2005 Dakar

This Workshop is jointly organized by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs' Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistics and Economic Projections Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC).

The Workshop will focus on the current revision processes of economic and social classifications and will in particular: (1) Review the current implementation and use of national activity and product classifications and their relationship to the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC) in the ECLAC region; (2) Provide an up-to-date account of the revision processes for ISIC and CPC and highlight crucial changes and proposals that have emerged in the final phases of the revisions; (3) Collect additional input from countries in the region on open questions in the ISIC and CPC revision; (4) Address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; (5)Provide information on issues regarding the revision of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) and seek countries' input into this process; (6) Discuss measures to facilitate cooperation in the field of classifications, including coordination of work on regional/sub regional cooperation in classifications.


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