19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians
The 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians has been convened by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office to take place on 2-11 October 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference will consider for adoption revised draft standards of labour force and work statistics, including a set of measures of labour underutilization to supplement the unemployment rate. If adopted, the revised statistical standards will update the resolution of statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment
adopted by the 13th ICLS (1982), and related guidelines.
Preparatory activities for the 19th ICLS
In 2009 the ILO Department of Statistics established a Working Group for the Advancement of Employment and Unemployment Statistics
to provide advice on the review and update of the standards as well as the development of a set of measures of labour underutilization to supplement the unemployment rate. Its members are experts in labour statistics from countries representing all major regions of the World.
The Working Group operates through technical meetings and virtual discussions managed by the ILO through a secure online platform accessible only to Working Group members
During 2012 the ILO Department of Statistics, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Commissions of the United Nations and development partners, are organizing Preparatory Regional Meetings in support of the 19th ICLS. The main objective of the regional meetings is to widen the consultation process with a view to enhance the participation of countries in the 19th ICLS process.
Schedule of meetings in preparation for the 19th ICLS
For more information, please contact the ILO Department of Statistics at: email@example.com