The International Conference of Labour Statisticians adopts guidelines on statistics of cooperatives

On 18th October 2018, the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives were adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians.

Actualité | 18 octobre 2018
The delegates from across regions as well as workers’ and employers’ delegates welcomed the draft guidelines and voted for their adoption at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva.

In their comments, the delegates underlined the importance of developing reliable and globally comparable statistics of cooperatives. A number of country representatives also echoed their support for conducting pilot-testing of the guidelines and expressed their willingness to participate in the process.

The presentation on the statistics of cooperatives at the conference is now available here. The final guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives will be distributed to the participants and relevant stakeholders shortly after the Conference comes to a close on 19th October 2018. The final guidelines adopted by the ICLS are now available here.

(From left) Mr Theodoor Sparreboom, ILO STATISTICS; Professor Marie J. Bouchard, Chair of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives and President of the CIRIEC International Scientific Commission on Social and Cooperative Economy; Mr Hyungsik Eum, member of COPAC TWG on Statistics of Cooperatives and Strategy and Statistics Coordinator at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA); Ms Andrea Davila, ILO COOP

(From left) Mr Mustafa Hakki Ozel, ILO STATISTICS; Ms Simel Esim, ILO COOP; Professor Marie J. Bouchard, CIRIEC; Mr Hyungsik Eum, ICA