The ‘Regional Meeting of Labour Statisticians in Preparation for the 20th International Conference on Labour Statisticians (ICLS)’ was organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with SESRIC and GCC-STAT on 9 - 11 October 2017 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
The main purpose of this preparatory regional meeting was to bring the consultation and technical discussions to countries in the region, to ensure that the revised draft standard to be prepared by the ILO adequately reflects the labour markets and labour force data priorities of the region.
Specifically, the meeting was to:
inform participants about the review process in preparation for the 20th ICLS;
present the current proposals for new international standards for statistics on work relationships;
share information about national experience with statistics on work relationships;
identify potential opportunities for testing of the proposals; and
gather feedback and promote discussion among participants to generate new ideas and further refinements to the proposals.