The Central Product Classification (CPC) constitutes a complete product classification covering goods and services, and aims to classify the goods and services that are the result of production in any economy. It is intended to service as an international standard for assembling and tabulating all kinds of data requiring product detail, including industrial production, national accounts, service industries, domestic and foreign commodity trade, international trade in services, balance of payments, consumption and price statistics. Other basic aims are to provide a framework for international comparison and promote harmonization of various types of statistics dealing with goods and services. The publication is divided into seven parts: Part 1: is an introduction to the classification, with conceptual background; Part 2: sets out the broad structure of CPC; Part 3: contains the detailed classification structure; Part 4: consists of the explanatory notes for categories; Part 5: shows two alternative structures complementing the CPC; Part 6: contains a table of changes; Part 7: includes an English alphabetical index. This version supersedes the 1998 update.
The original Classification by Broad Economic Categories (BEC) was produced in 1961 to provide a means for international trade statistics to be analyzed by broad economic categories such as food, industrial supplies, capital equipment, consumer durables and consumer non-durables. The original BEC was linked to the Standard International Trade Classification. Two revisions of BEC were produced to coincide with revisions of SITC, and a third revision made technical corrections. The current publication provides links between BEC and the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (2002 edition) as well as to the basic classes of goods in the System of National Accounts (consumption goods, intermediate goods, capital goods). Each of the 3,121 SITC headings is correlated to one of the nineteen BEC basic headings, as are 5,222 of the 5,224 HS02 subheadings (two HS02 subheadings fall outside the scope of SITC, Rev.3 and are therefore not correlated to BEC).
The rapid recent developments in digital mapping technology and the increasing demand for geo-referenced small area population data have been the main motivation for the present handbook. The Handbook provides guidance on how to ensure consistency and facilitate census operations; support data collection and help monitor census activities during enumeration; and facilitate presentation, analysis and dissemination of census results. Along with an overview of geographic information systems and digital mapping, the publication discusses cost-benefit analysis of an investment in digital cartography and geographical information systems (GIS); the use of GIS during census enumeration; and describes the role of GIS and digital mapping in the post-censal phase [from UN website].
The Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 2 is a guide for national governments in establishing and maintaining reliable civil registration systems for legal documentation on events throughout the lifetime of individuals from birth, changes in marital status, and to death. It provides technical guidance on standards, concepts, definitions, and classifications for civil registration and vital statistics to further increase international comparability of data. This publication, supersedes the Principles and Recommendations published in 1973. It includes developments in technology and computing, that can greatly enhance civil registration. It is also an important reference book for teaching and training on vital statistics and civil registration systems in population research institutes, training centers and universities. Companion to this book are series of Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems issued by the United Nations over the last several years.
The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of activity categories that can be utilized for the collection and reporting of statistics according to such activities. Since the adoption of the original version of ISIC in 1948, ISIC has provided guidance to countries in developing national activity classifications and has become an important tool for comparing statistical data on economic activities at the international level. Wide use has been made of ISIC, both nationally and internationally, in classifying data according to kind of economic activity in the fields of economic and social statistics, such as for statistics on national accounts, demography of enterprises, employment and others. This fourth revision of ISIC (ISIC, Rev.4) is the outcome of a review process that spanned several years and involved contributions from many classifications experts and users around the world. This process resulted in an ISIC structure that is more detailed than the previous version, responding to the need to identify many new industries separately. The relevance of the Classification has been enhanced with the introduction of new high-level categories to better reflect current economic phenomena.
This revealing book published by the United Nations Statistics Division meets the increasing demand for data on gender equity and the advancement of women. An authoritative and comprehensive reference, it takes a look at the status of women using statistical data and analysis and presents some of the more prominent statistical findings since 1995, while also drawing on recent changes and long-term trends. The World's Women 2000 focuses on six areas of concern: population; women and men in families; health; education and communications; work; and politics and human rights, reflecting the priorities and calls for action by the global conferences on women.
Responding to the growing worldwide interest in the character and role of non-profit or civil society organizations, this publication provides guidelines for the development of a satellite account that presents detailed economic data on non-profit institutions within the framework of the System of National Accounts. The Handbook clarifies the definition of non-profit institutions and identifies a methodology for breaking out and aggregating the full range of non-profit institutions, both those currently reported in the SNA sector Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households and those assigned to other sectors. The proposed methodology also captures the contribution of volunteer labour utilized by non-profit institutions and suggests extensions to existing classification systems to differentiate more fully the various types of non-profit institutions.