International Conference of Labour Statisticians

ICLS meeting documents

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.

Day 7

Lunch Event: Counting women’s work and employment: methodologies and policy responses

Event flyer 


World Bank 


High Level Panel

After 100 years of the ILO, what is the future of labour statistics? 

Future of Labour Statistics 

The future of informal work, the future of statistics on informal work 

The Future of Labor Statistics: Inclusivity, Capacity, Usability and Funding 

“After 100 years of the ILO, what is the future of labour statistics?” 

Big Data and the Future of Labor Market Statistics 

Day 6


Measuring informality-Revision of the statistical framework of informality 

Time-Use Statistics 

International Standard Classification of Occupations, 2008 (ISCO-08) 

Statistics of cooperatives 

Lunch event: Communicating the New labour market indicators: Challenges and lessons learned

Event flyer 

Experience from Rwanda 

Experience from Brazil 

Experience from Eurostat 

Perspectives from Data 2x 

Day 5


Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) – Global Data Structure Definition (DSD) 

Labour market information systems (LMIS) 

Social Protection Statistics 

Statistics on multinational enterprises 

Social Dialogue 

Occupational Injuries 

ILO capcity building on statistics in Europe and Central Asia 

Activities carried out in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region 2013 – 2017 

International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) – Capacity Building for Statistics 

ILO Statistical Capacity Initiatives in the Asia and the Pacific Region, for the period 2013-2018 

Regional Perspectives on capacity building – Regional Bureau for Arab States 

ILO Statistical Capacity Building and Technical Support in Africa: 2014 – 2018 

Committee – Report II – Statistics on Work Relationships

Proposed Indicators in the Draft Resolution on Work Relationships 

Day 4


Labour Statistics Standards: Conventions and Recommendations 

Data Collection, Production and Dissemination 

Draft Guidelines concerning measurement of qualifications and skills mismatches of persons in employment 

Lunch event

Launch of the ILO Guidebook on SDG Labour Market Indicators 

Day 3


Measurement of volunteer work: progress and challenges 

Consumer Price Indices 

Statistics on employment in the environmental sector and green jobs 

Disability statistics – Labour market characteristics of persons with disabilities 

Inter-secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys 

Amending the 18th ICLS Resolution concerning statistics of child labour in line with the 19th ICLS Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization 

Draft guidelines on measurement of forced labour 

Committee – Review of the methodology of Tier III SDG indicators

“Level of national compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status” 

SDG Indicator 8.b.1: Proposed methodology 

Lunch event

Reflecting Citizen Contributions to SDGs using Statistics on Volunteer Work 

Day 2


From ICSE-93 to Statistics on Work Relationships 

Implementation of 19th ICLS Resolution concerning Statistics of Work, Employment and Labour Underutilization 

19th ICLS implementation: National LFS practices and implementation plans 

Draft Guidelines concerning Statistics on International Labour Migration 

Lunch event

ILO launch of LFS website 

ILO LFS resources 

Day 1

Introduction to the Report I 

Decent Work an SGDs 

Rural-Urban Labour Statistics 

Gender Mainstreaming in Labour Statistics 

Measurement of Decent Work and Measurement of Quality of Employment 

Room document 1 – Methodology for SDG indicator 8.8.2 on labour rights 

Room document 2 – Methodology for SDG indicator 8.b.1 on youth employment 

Room document 3 – Rural-urban labour statistics 

Room document 4 – Data collection guidelines for ICSE-18 

Room document 5 – Conceptual framework for statistics on work relationships 

Room document 6 – Statistical definition and measurement of dependent ‘self-employed’ workers 

Room document 7 – Classification of owner-operators of corporations by status in employment 

Room document 8 – The definition of domestic work and domestic workers for statistical purposes 

Room document 9 – Multi-party work relationships; concepts, definitions and statistics 

Room document 10 – Testing of proposals for a revised International Classification of Status in Employment 

Room document 11 – Statistics on international labour migration 

Appendix: Draft guidelines concerning statistics on international labour migration 

Room document 12 – National practices in measuring volunteer work: A critical review 

Room document 13 – Amending the 18th ICLS Resolution concerning statistics of child labour in line with the 19th ICLS Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization 

Room document 14 – Measurement of forced labour 

Appendix: Draft guidelines concerning the measurement of forced labour 

Room document 15 – Measurement of qualifications and skills mismatches of persons in employment 

Appendix: Draft guidelines concerning measurement of qualifications and skills mismatches of persons in employment 

Room document 16 – Statistics on the contribution of multinational enterprises to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 

Room document 17 – Revision of the Resolution concerning statistics of employment in the informal sector and the Guidelines regarding the statistical definition of informal employment 

Room document 18 – Survey methods to improve measurement of paid and unpaid work: Country practices in time-use measurement 

Room document 19 – Review of the case for revision of ISCO-08 

Room document 20 – Statistics of cooperatives 

Appendix: Draft guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives 

Room document 21 – Revision of the ICLS standing orders 

Room document 22 – Labour statistics in the international labour code: A case for the promotion and ratification of the Labour Statistics Convention (C160, 1985) 

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 - 1993)

International Comparisons of Real Wages

Report of the Conference 

Classification of industries

Family budget surveys

Statistics of collective agreements

Statistics of strikes and lockouts

Report of the Conference

Other documents:

International labour review

Classification of industries

Cost-of-living index numbers 

Unemployment statistics 

International comparisons of real wages

Report of the Conference 

Other documents:

International labour review