Magazine article UN Chronicle

Statistical Commission Meets in New York

Magazine article UN Chronicle

Statistical Commission Meets in New York

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Recommendations on international classifications for economic activities and products, systems for measuring national economics, and technical co-operation were among the subjects discussed by the Statistical Commission in 1989.

During its twenty-fifth session (615 February, New York), the 24member body also considered questions related to population and housing censuses, environmental and social statistics, and a review of United Nations statistical publications.

This year the Commission adopted a third revision of the International Standard Industrial Classification as the newly-recommended international statistical classification of industrial activity. Also adopted was the new Central Product Classification (CPC). The two documents were a product of joint efforts by the Statistical Office, the Statistical Commission in co-operation with the European Community and other international organizations.

Progress was also made on a revised UN System of National Accounts (SNA), embodying definitions and concepts central to all macro-economic descriptions and analysis. The Commission hoped that a new draft of the revised SNA would come before its next session. …

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