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Fiji attends 20th ICLS

October 22, 2018 6:24 pm

The Government through representatives from the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics attended the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fiji joined 350 delegates from more than 140 countries from around the world at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, which is the world’s recognized standard-setting body in the area of labour statistics.

The ICLS is held every five years by the ILO and 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, and which, when used by national producers, will increase the likelihood of having internationally comparable labour statistics as well as comparability across time within a country.