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1 AGENDA FOR THE THIRD MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS (GTCI) August 4 th -7 th (4 days) Bogota, Colombia 9:00 to hrs.* GTCI MEMBERS Monday, August 4 th 1. Welcome by Mr. Mauricio Perfetti Del Corral, Director, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE). 2. Introductions (each participant) 3. Objective of the Meeting. (Ralf Becker and Eva Castillo) 4. Organization of the Meeting. (Technical Cooperation Area, DANE s Direction) 5. Agenda review. (Eva Castillo) 6. Presentation of the Work Plan. (Eva Castillo) 7. Presentation of the Work Program. (Eva Castillo) 8. Summary of the activities carried out from the second meeting to the date. (Eva Castillo) 9. Relevant statistics on the consultations in the GTCI electronic forum. (Alejandra Ovalle) 10. Summary of the process and outcome obtained by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) upon submitting the CLASIC Cluster Latino Americano para la promoción de Sistemas Uniformes de Información y Clasificación project, 2013 notice, to the Fund for Regional Public Assets (BPR, by its Spanish acronym). (Alejandra Ovalle)

2 Tuesday, August 5t h 11. Progress reports and challenges faced by the GTCI Subcommittees on their assigned tasks: 11.a) Training subcommittee. (Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Uruguay) 11.b) Subcommittee for the translation of the ISIC Rev. 4 Implementation Guide. (Argentina, Chile and Mexico) 11.c) Subcommittee for the translation of the ISCO. (International Labour Organization (ILO), Honduras and Mexico) 11.d) Subcommittee for the translation of the CPC Ver.2 and the changes to the CPC Ver 2.1 (Chile, Colombia and Peru) 11.e) Presentation of changes between CPC Ver. 2 and CPC Ver. 2.1 (Ralf Becker) 11.f) Progress by the Subcommittees in: Developing the agricultural products list that have different names but are the same product, e.g. piña=anana. (Subcommittee for the translation of the CPC). Identifying different terminology for the same concept. (Coordinators of the Subcommittees that have made English to Spanish translations) 12. Progress in the on-line course Nomenclaturas de uso estadístico para directorios de empresas y establecimientos. (Alejandra Ovalle, Jorge Botello ) Wednesday, August 6 th 13. Impact of the resolutions adopted at the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO). Questions and answers. (David Hunter) 14. Updated information on the work jointly developed with the UN Statistics Division on the revision of the International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS). Questions and answers. (David Hunter)

3 15. Progress by the National Statistical Offices (NSO) on the implementation or adaptation of ISIC, CPC and ISCO classifications (what have been the main obstacles, including technical, administrative or other issues and how they have been dealt with). Presentations by the NSO. Selected NSOs will be invited to participate on a voluntary basis. Each NSO will have 10 minutes to present each of the classifications, i.e., 10 minutes for ISIC, 10 minutes for CPC and 10 minutes for ISCO. Thursday, August 7 th 16. Presentation "Interpretation issues related to ISIC Rev. 4." (Ralf Becker) 17. Questions and answers session on ISIC classification issues. (Ralf Becker) 18. Questions and answers session on CPC classification issues. (Ralf Becker) 19. Questions and answers session on ISCO classification issues. (David Hunter and David Glejberman) 20. On-line survey on classifications. In the second meeting of the GTCI a need was raised for the Steering Committee to assess the possibility that the ECLAC conduct another online survey, therefore it is necessary to know in advance: 20.a) Summary of the Survey on national classifications conducted by the United Nations (UN). (Bojan Nastav) 20.b) Comparison of the questions in the Surveys conducted by the ECLAC and the UN. (Eva Castillo) 20.c) Review of the open-ended questions in the Surveys conducted by the ECLAC and the UN. (Costa Rica and Chile). 21. Outcome of the promotion of the GTCI using the Group s leaflet. (NSO participants) 22. Invitation to National Statistical Offices to explore the possibility of hosting the Fourth Meeting of GTCI (GTCI Steering Committee) 23. Adjournment of the meeting by the GTCI Steering Committee. * Daily breaks: 11:00 to 11:15 and 15:00 to 15:15. * Lunch: 12:30 to 13:30.

4 AGENDA FOR THE THIRD MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS (GTCI) August 8 th, 2014 (1 day) Bogota, Colombia 9: * GTCI STEERING COMMITTEE 1. Reflection on whether or not to make another effort to invite the Caribbean countries to participate in the GTCI. "St. Lucia will serve as a liaison with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the UN could possibly attend the next meeting of that body in October on behalf of the Steering Committee of the GTCI, in order to promote the work of the GTCI in the countries of the region. The Steering Committee will consider whether it is possible to perform a second round of invitations to Caribbean countries to integrate the GTCI, but also needs to review funding issues". 2. Determining a forum administrator to provide answers on specific ISIC and CPC questions (i.e., someone in charge of reviewing the questions and answers and of determining the correct answer). "Chile stated that sometimes the answers in the forum cause uncertainty because different NSO provide different answers to the same questions. Chile will discuss with the ECLAC in order to find out what can be done to access and systematize the questions posted in the forum to reach final answers and how to display them to the forum. In this respect the following ideas emerged: design a questions and answers format, appoint an administrator for the selection and classification of questions and answers, and study how the GTCI could obtain feedback from the "model" UN Forum ". 3. Review the work plan and program. 4. Strategy to obtain funding for the next face-to-face meetings. 5. Development and review of the meeting s report. Agreements.

5 6. Define general topics for the next meeting. 7. Planning for the next videoconference. 8. Establish a probable date for the next face-to-face meeting. * Daily breaks: 11:00 to 11:15 and 15:00 to 15:15. * Lunch: 12:30 to 13:30.

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