Meeting documents from the International Conferences of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) from 1923 to the present are organized by session. 

21st ICLS - 11 to 20 October 2023

The Director-General proposes the following agenda:

  • general report on past and planned statistical activities of the ILO since the last ICLS in October 2018;
  • revision of the standards for statistics on informality;
  • examination of concepts, statistical definitions and measurement methods of issues relevant for decent work, including indicators identified under ILO’s custodianship in the Global Indicator Framework set up for monitoring the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda; violence and harassment at work; International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08); international labour migration; child labour; forced labour; and cooperatives.

20th ICLS - 10 to 19 October 2018

The Conference adopted four resolutions concerning statistics on work relationships, child labour and the methodology of SDG indicators on labour rights and youth employment.

19th ICLS - 2 to 11 October 2013

The Conference adopted five resolutions concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization; further work on forced labour, cooperatives and labour migration; and the functioning of the Conference.

18th ICLS - 24 November to 5 December 2008

The Conference adopted resolutions concerning statistics of working time and child labour; logistics of the Conference; and further work on measuring labour underutilization and decent work.

Reports from prior ICLS (1923 - 1998)

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