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International Workshop on Statistical Classifications for ECLAC countries

25-09-2017  – 28-09-2017 Havana

An International Workshop on Statistical Classifications for ECLAC countries will be organized by UNSD in Havana, Cuba, on 25-28 September 2017. The workshop will be organized jointly with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información of Cuba. The workshop will be coordinated with the Working Group on International Classifications (GTCI), operating under the guidance of the Statistical Conference of the Americas. The workshop will review progress made in the regional efforts, which have so far resulted in the development of training modules on classifications, translations of classifications and supporting materials, bilateral training exercises among member countries and linguistic tools to address terminological differences among countries that are difficult to address in classifications documents. The workshop will also address specific questions that have arisen in implementation efforts in the countries to provide conceptual guidance, especially focusing on the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC),

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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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Second meeting of the Technical Subgroup for the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose TSG-COICOP

04-04-2017  – 06-04-2017 New York

At its first meeting in March 2016 the TSG-COICOP discussed the time frame for the revision and drafted a first proposal for a new revised structure of COICOP. This draft was submitted to a global consultation in late 2016.

The TSG-COICOP will now meet again to discuss the questions and comments received during the second global consultation and to resolve the remaining issues. During this meeting the TSG-COICOP will also discuss and finalize the new drafts for Divisions 01 and 06 that are currently being prepared as a reaction to the comments received during the second global consultation. The aim is to find good solutions for all stakeholders of the classification, to accommodate conflicting interests, and to reach a consensus for all divisions.

Hence, the main objectives of the meeting are to (i) finalise the structure of the revised COICOP, (ii) to reach consensus on any issues that are still debated, and (iii) to organise the upcoming work of the TSG making the revised COICOP ready for endorsement by the UNSC.

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Expert group on international statistical classifications

19-05-2015  – 22-05-2015 New York

The Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications will hold its biennial meeting in New York on 19-22 May 2015. The Expert Group will discuss a wide range of topics, targeting specific classifications and broader issues including: the new concept of 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 proposal to revise the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP), a discussion on the need to revise the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), and the recent update of the Central product Classification (CPC).

The Expert Group will also review progress made in the revisions of the Classification by Broad Economic Categories (BEC), the International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics (ICATUS) and the International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-93) and discuss experiences from the development and implementation of classifications such as the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO08), the International Classification for Crime Statistics (ICCS) and the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

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Expert group on international statistical classifications

14-10-2014  – 16-10-2014 New York

UNSD will host a meeting of the Technical Subgroup for the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (TSG-ISIC) on 14-16 October 2014 in New York. The meeting will discuss necessary clarifications for ISIC Rev.4, such as the treatment of Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs) in the classification, to ensure a consistent application of ISIC interpretation and application rules.

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Implementation of the International Standard Industrial Classification, Rev. 4 in Arab countries

28-09-2014  – 01-10-2014 Amman

UNSD in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) is organizing a workshop o the implementation of the International Standard Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev.4 to assist countries in the region on 28 Sep-01 Oct 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

The workshop will cover the overall organization of an update process, development of national classifications, the recoding of the business register and issues of backcasting of statistical series. UNSD will also provide direct assistance to the Companies Control Department of Jordan in the update of the business registration process, implementing ISIC Rev.4.

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Expert group meeting on international statistical classifications

13-05-2013  – 15-05-2013 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organising an Expert Group meeting on International Statistical Classifications on 13-15 May 2013 in New York. The objective of the meeting is to agree on priorities and work arrangements for international classifications work over the next years, to further work on the implementation of recently revised classifications in the International Family of Statistical Classifications, such as the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC), to review classifications currently under development and consider other issues relevant to the application and use of international standard classifications.

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Workshop on international statistical classifications

19-03-2013  – 21-03-2013 Kishinev

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) is organizing a Workshop on International Statistical Classifications, primarily for CIS member countries. The Workshop will focus on the implementation of the recently revised activity and product classifications and will in particular: 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 region; provide information on methodological changes related to the application of the classification, such as outlined in the revised introductions; address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; discuss country experiences and case studies; and 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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Expert group meeting to finalize the trial International classification of activities for time-use statistics (ICATUS)

11-06-2012  – 13-06-2012 New York

Following a request by the Statistical Commission at its 28th session in 1995, UNSD convened a first expert group meeting in 1997 to prepare a draft classification of activities for time-use statistics. Then, based on the experience of countries that used or adapted this classification as well as on recommendations from a second expert group meeting organized in 2000, a revised and more elaborated version was issued and published in Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work (United Nations, 2005) as the UN Trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS).

After a lapse of years while several countries adapted ICATUS for application in their data collection, tabulation and analysis, UNSD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the revision and finalization of ICATUS. The meeting will bring together around 20 national and international experts to discuss and agree on several topics including: (1) the updates of the current categories (2) the consistency of ICATUS with the new international standards classification; (3) the treatment of more complex aspects (categories such as “looking for work” or “waiting”); (4) the mapping (correspondence tables) between ICATUS and other existing classifications. The final agreed classification will be presented to the UN Statistical Commission for endorsement in 2013, after been reviewed by the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Meeting of the Expert group on international economic and social classifications

18-05-2011  – 20-05-2011 New York

The Expert Group will discuss a variety of topics, including a review of the International Family of Classifications and criteria for the development of international classifications, the assessment of the implementation of newly revised standard classifications, as well as ways to improve communication with users of classifications. The Expert Group will also review newly developed or revised classifications, their linkages with other standard classifications and evaluate the need for revision of a number of classifications, including the Classification by Broad Economic Categories (BEC), the Standard International Energy Product Classification (SIEC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC) among others. The Expert Group is also expected to discuss necessary updates to its mandate to allow it to react appropriately to new demand in the area of classifications work.

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Time use workshop for Arabic-speaking countries

25-04-2011  – 28-04-2011 Amman

The Workshop objective is to review methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics at the regional and international levels, with a main focus on the design and classification issues pertinent to the measurement of paid and unpaid work.

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5th meeting of the Oslo group on energy statistics

01-02-2010  – 04-02-2010 Cork

The 5th meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics will review and discuss the provisional draft of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES). The preparation of IRES has been undertaken following the recommendations of the UN Statistical Commission to update the UN manual on energy statistics and to further develop international standards in energy statistics. The agenda include, among others, the following topics: classification of energy products, measurement units and conversion factors, statistical units and data items, data sources and collection strategies, energy balances data quality and data dissemination.

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Workshop on international economic and social classifications

25-01-2010  – 28-01-2010 Bamako

The United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with AFRISTAT and the National Statistical Office of France (INSEE) is organizing a workshop for statisticians of French-speaking African countries. The workshop will present the conceptual as well as main structural changes for the revised International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC). It will also review current implementation of activity and product classifications in the region and will try to coordinate the work on a regional classification for AFRISTAT member countries.

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International workshop on implementation of ISIC and CPC

14-09-2009  – 16-09-2009 Kunming

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) China is organizing an International Workshop on the Implementation of ISIC and CPC from 14-16 September 2009 in Kunming, China. The workshop will focus on issues of implementation of the Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4, the Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 2 and will cover general implementation such as the setup of an implementation plan, the development of national adaptations, the implementation of the revised classifications in the business register and surveys, as well as issues of backcasting. The workshop will also discuss the interpretation and application of the classifications in key areas of interest, based on new concepts introduced.

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  • Ralf Becker, Statistics Division, Tel.: +1 212 963 4600, E-mail: beckerr@un.org

Meeting of the Expert group on international economic and social classifications

01-09-2009  – 04-09-2009 New York

The next meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications will take place from 1-4 September 2009 in New York. The Expert group will discuss a variety of topics including the implementation of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), the Central Product Classification (CPC), including documents for the implementation and application of these classifications, the implementation of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO), the development of environment- and energy-related classifications, the review of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and the revisions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the International Classification for Health Accounts (ICHA).

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  • Ralf Becker, Statistics Division, Tel.: +1 212 963 4600, E-mail: beckerr@un.org

Workshop on international economic and social classifications

24-11-2008  – 27-11-2008 Bangkok

A United Nations Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications will be held from 24 to 27 November 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Workshop is jointly organized by the Statistics Division (UNSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Workshop will focus on the recent revision processes of economic and social classifications and will in particular 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); provide an up-to-date account of the final versions of the revised activity and product classifications; provide information on methodological changes related to the application of the classification, such as outlined in the revised introductions; address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; and 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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Workshop on international economic and social classifications

03-11-2008  – 06-11-2008 Addis Ababa

A United Nations Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications will be held from 3 to 6 November 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This Workshop is jointly organized by the Statistics Division (UNSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Workshop will focus on the recent revision processes of economic and social classifications and will in particular 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); provide an up-to-date account of the final versions of the revised activity and product classifications; provide information on methodological changes related to the application of the classification, such as outlined in the revised introductions; address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; and 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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United Nations workshop on manufacturing statistics

19-08-2008  – 22-08-2008 Lima

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE), is organizing a Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics, scheduled for 19-22 August 2008 in Santiago, Chile. This workshop continues the programme for the development of comprehensive and comparable manufacturing statistics in the Latin American region, initiated by an exploratory workshop in September 2007.  The main purpose of this workshop is to discuss issues of classification and classifications revision in the manufacturing sector, as well as the set up and maintenance of business registers related to manufacturing statistics. The workshop will also focus on data sources for data items listed in the International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics (IRIS) 2008.

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Technical subgroup on classifications

19-06-2006  – 23-06-2006 New York

The Technical Subgroup (TSG) of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications has been working on the revision of the activity and product classifications, namely the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC). The structures of the revised classifications have been recently approved by the UN Statistical Commission.  At this meeting the TSG will finalize supporting materials of the recently approved, including the methodological introductions to ISIC and CPC. In addition, the TSG will work on the user’s guide that will accompany ISIC and CPC and review the first draft chapters of this guide.

For more information on the work of the TSG, as well as previous meetings, please refer to the UN Classifications Website at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/class/intercop/techsubgroup.

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Workshop on international economic and social classifications

14-03-2005  – 18-03-2005 Montevideo

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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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.


Meeting of the technical subgroup of the Expert group on international economic and social classifications

14-02-2005  – 18-02-2005 New York

The main focus of this meeting will be the on the review of the 2004 questionnaire on the revision of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), which has provided a complete detailed draft proposal of the revised classification. The Technical Subgroup will discuss and produce a complete revised draft ISIC structure, taking into account the proposals from the replies to the above mentioned questionnaire, which will be submitted for approval to the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications at its next meeting in June 2005.

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Expert group on methods for conducting time-use surveys

13-10-1997  – 16-10-1997 New York

A presentation on the EUROSTAT Pilot Survey on Time Use identified problems related to the specification of activities, but noted that the general survey design proved successful. The presentation on the time-use study in Italy also identified problems with the specification of activities and concluded that improvements in survey methods rather than the classification system were required to improve the amount of information specified in time-use diaries.

With respect to objectives and uses of time-use surveys, the priority uses of and interests in time-use data were discussed by each participant for their country. The most common objectives identified by both developed and developing countries, related to issues of gender and work, specifically the division of labour in the home and improvement in the measurement of women’s unpaid work. A related objective concerned the use of time-use statistics in the preparation of household satellite accounts. Another common objective concerned changes in allocation of time across broad categories of activity.

Plans to undertake national time-use studies in three developing countries -- India, the Philippines and South Africa -- were described. Among the objectives for these surveys are to quantify women’s contribution to economic activities, to measure the extent of child labour, and to understand the relationship between welfare and poverty. The participant from India also included among the objectives the need for information on livelihood strategies and on when people are free of work as a basis for planning skills formation, training and other poverty alleviation programmes.

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