The UN Statistical Committee presented on 18 January a new draft structure on the statistical economic ISIC codes. As mentioned in the explanatory note on the main changes to ISIC REV. 4 : ‘NACE and ISIC remain identical at the two-digit level (divisions) of the classification’.
Pearle* welcomes that the UN Task Team on ISIC recognises in the note : “that the revision process must be more iterative allowing for more frequent revisions/updates to ensure a more flexible and responsive classification to new and emerging policy needs while ensuring consistency of time series.” Indeed, The ISIC Classification System will need a complete new reorganizational structure.
The proposed structure includes a review of class R arts, entertainment and recreation, including a renaming of this section and revised structure to three digit level.
The attached paper presents the views of Pearle on the new proposal. Pearle underlines the need to keep 'entertainment' in the title.