Meeting of experts of labour statistics

Prior to the International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the Department of Statistics organises a Meeting of Experts on Labour Statistics, which generally examines a draft resolution on a particular topic and makes recommendations, on the basis of which the Department prepares proposals for the International Conference of Labour Statisticians to consider. Experts at such a meeting are appointed by the ILO's Governing Body and include officials of governments as well as employer’s and worker’s representatives. Regional and international agencies and other interest groups can also participate as observers with the approval of the Governing Body. In the preparation of the first draft resolution for the Meeting of Experts, the Department carries out extensive research of the concepts, definitions, classifications and methods in current use by countries and consults widely with producers and users of the statistics at all levels.

  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts in Labour Statistics on the Advancement of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

    28 January - 1 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and make recommendations on proposals to update the international standards of statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment, including the development of measures of labour underutilization, with a view to advise the Office on its preparation of revised draft standards for submission to the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (Geneva, 2-11 October 2013)

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on the Measurement of Decent Work

    8-10 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and make recommendations on a methodology to measure progress toward decent work that involves the identification of quantitative and qualitative indicators.

  3. Meeting of Experts on Labour Statistics - Part I: Child Labour Statistics, Part II: Measurement of Working Time

    1-10 April 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and make recommendations on two topics, under Report I: Statistics of Child Labour and Report II: Measurement of Working Time, with a view to advising the Office on its preparation of proposed standards for submission to the 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (Geneva, 24 November- 5 December 2008).

  4. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Labour Statistics: The Updating of the International Standard Classification of Occupations, ISCO-88

    3-6 December 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and adopt ISCO-08, the updated version of ISCO-88. It is expected that ISCO-08 will be incorporated by countries in their preparations for the 2010 round of Population Censuses. ISCO-08 will be made available in English, French and Spanish.