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Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications

06-09-2017  – 08-09-2017 New York

The Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications will hold its biennial meeting in New York on 6-8 September 2017. The Expert Group will discuss a wide range of topics, targeting specific classifications and broader issues including: new criteria for the Family of International Classifications, metadata standards and information models, the impact of the integration of statistical and geospatial information on international classifications, and implications for classifications arising out of the use of big data.

Among the individual classifications to be discussed by the Expert group are: a draft of the revised Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP), a discussion on the need to revise or update the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) or the Central Product Classification (CPC), the International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE), the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO08), and the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

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