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21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

The 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians  (ICLS) held at ILO headquarters in Geneva from 11-20 October 2023 will celebrate the centenary of the Conference, that was first held in October 1923.

Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO’s Member States will tackle a wide range of issues that have a long-term impact on the world of work, including concepts, statistical definitions and methods for measuring key indicators for the advancement of social justice.

Special session on measuring digital platform employment

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A panel discussion on the topic "Digital Platform employment: Navigating the Challenges of Measuring Digital Platform Employment" will explore the complexities and opportunities associated with measuring digital platform employment. Drawing from the perspectives of workers’ and employers’ representatives and diverse regional experiences, the panellists will deliberate on the achievements made in this field while pinpointing areas that demand additional attention to establish more solid recommendations for how countries can collect and produce relevant and more harmonized data describing digital platform employment.    


Michael Frosch
Senior Statistician, Department of Statistics
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Vincent Hardy
Principal Researcher – Centre for Labour Market Information, Statistics Canada
Riccardo Gatto
Labour market and lifelong learning
Uma Rani Amara
Senior Economist, Research Department
International Labour Organization (ILO)
David Niculcar
Head of the Labour Statistics Department, Chile
Jeremy Heng
Senior Assistant Director, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Opening Remarks

Luis Rodrigo Morales
Director for Industrial Relations and ILO coordination
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Sylvain Schetagne
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Closing remarks

Christine Wirtz
Director of Social Statistics
Rafael Diez de Medina
Director of the Department of Statistics and Chief Statistician
International Labour Organization (ILO)

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