Database descriptions, statistical standards (resolutions and guidelines), and guides and manuals – all the metadata to better understand the labour statistics presented on ILOSTAT.
21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians
The International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) is a vehicle for standard-setting in labour statistics, hosted by the ILO every five years.
The ICLS makes recommendations on selected topics of labour statistics in the form of resolutions and guidelines, which are then approved by the Governing Body of the ILO before becoming part of the set of international standards on labour statistics. These standards usually relate to concepts, definitions, classifications and other methodological procedures which are agreed as representing ‘best practice’ in the respective areas. When used by national data producers (for example, national statistical offices), these will increase the likelihood of having internationally comparable labour statistics.