313th Session of the Governing Body, 15-30 March 2012
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313th Session of the Governing Body, 15-30 March 2012

  1. Appointment of the Director-General of the ILO

    Mr Juan Somavia informed the Officers of the Governing Body that he would advance the date of his departure as Director-General of the ILO to 30 September 2012. The process for the appointment of the new Director-General of the ILO is underway. The hearings of candidates took place on 30 and 31 March. The ballot for the election will take place in a private sitting of the Governing Body which will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 28 May 2012.

    The list of candidates for each round of ballot may be consulted at any time during the day.

Institutional Section (INS)

Deals with issues related to the functioning of the Office and of the Organization, including constitutional obligations. This encompasses standing items such as reporting, constitutional obligations, and urgent matters arising between or during sessions.

Policy Development Section (POL)

Covers the previous mandates of the Committee on Employment and Social Policy (ESP), the Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues (STM) and the Committee on Technical Cooperation (TC), and takes in the work of the Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises (MNE). Enlarged to include social dialogue and industrial relations issues – such as labour law, labour administration and labour inspection, it ensures that strategies and policies for technical cooperation are fully discussed and mainstreams the standards dimension of the above matters.

Legal Issues and International Labour Standards Section (LILS)

Considers constitutional issues; Standing Orders (International Labour Conference, Governing Body, regional meetings, sectoral meetings); ILO’s standard-related work and procedures, including, among other matters; ILO’s supervisory machinery generally, the approval of reports forms for ILO Conventions and Recommendations and the selection of instruments for reporting under article 19 of the ILO Constitution; action relating to the protection of human rights; international legal instruments and judicial decisions affecting the status of the ILO’s standard-setting work; legal agreements concluded by the ILO with other international organizations.

Programme, Financial and Administrative Section (PFA)

Responsible for programming financial and general administrative matters and for personnel questions and takes in the work of the Information and Communication Technology Subcommittee and of the Building Subcommittee. Financial dimensions and implications of matters discussed in other sections are also treated in the PFA Section.

High-Level Section (HL)

The High-Level Section (HL) continues the Governing Body’s role as a forum for global policy discussion and strategic guidance without allowing types of debate more appropriate to the ILC or other bodies. It includes the Strategic Policy Segment as well as the Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization.

Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference (WP/GBC)

Documents submitted for information only

Institutional Section
  1. GB.313/INS/INF/1    ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15, Phase II aligned with the Programme and Budget for 2012-13
  2. GB.313/INS/INF/2    Promotion of the ratification of the 1986 Instrument of Amendment of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization: Status report
  3. GB.313/INS/INF/3    Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommandations
  4. GB.313/INS/INF/4   Report of the Director-General - Supplementary report: Activities of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) in 2010–11
  5. GB.313/INS/INF/5   Update on the high-level tripartite mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Legal Issues and International Labour Standards Section
  1. GB.313.LILS/INF/1  Second meeting of the Preparatory Tripartite MLC, 2006 Committee (Geneva, 12–14 December 2011): Final report
Programme, Financial and Administrative Section
  1. GB.313/PFA/INF/1/1   Programme and Budget for 2010-11: Regular budget account and Working Capital Fund as at 31 December 2011    
  2. GB.313/PFA/INF/1/2   Programme and Budget for 2012-13: Collection of contributions from 1 January 2012 to date     
  3. GB.313/PFA/INF/2    Building questions: Update on the headquarters renovation project
  4. GB.313/PFA/INF/2(Add.)   Building questions: Supplementary update on the headquarters building renovation project
  5. GB.313/PFA/INF/3    Information and communications technology questions
  6. GB.313/PFA/INF/4(Rev.)    Composition and structure of the staff
  7. GB.313/PFA/INF/5    Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the International Civil Service Commission
  8. GB.313/PFA/INF/6/1    Pensions questions: Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the Board of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
  9. GB.313/PFA/INF/6/2    Pensions questions: Report of the Board of the Special Payments Fund
  10. GB.313/PFA/INF/7   Amendments to the Staff Regulations
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