Preparatory Regional Meeting of Labour Statisticians in support of the 19th ICLS (Asia and Pacific)

Organized by the ILO in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)


Purpose and objectives

The main purpose of the Preparatory Regional Meeting is to bring the consultation and technical discussions to countries in Asia and the Pacific, to ensure that the revised draft standard to be prepared by the ILO adequately reflects the labour markets and labour force data priorities of countries in the region.

Specifically the meeting will:

  • Inform participants about the review process in preparation for the 19th ICLS;
  • Present the current proposals for the review and update of the international standards of statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment ; and

  • Gather feedback and promote discussion among participants to generate new ideas and further refinements to the proposed draft revisions.