320th Session of the Governing Body, 13-27 March 2014
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320th Session of the Governing Body, 13-27 March 2014

Highlights

  1. Programme (TOB)

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 (INS)

  1. GB.320/INS/INF/1   Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations(Geneva, 27 November–14 December 2013)
Policy Development Section (POL)

  1. GB.320/POL/INF/1   Selected highlights of sectoral work carried out in the second part of 2013
  2. GB.320/POL/INF/2   Outcomes of the Employers’ Symposium on the Future of Work (Geneva, 5–6 December 2013) and the Workers’ Symposium on Income Inequality, Labour Market Institutions and Workers’ Power (Geneva, 10–12 December 2013)
Legal Issues and International Labour Standards Section (LILS)

  1. GB.320/LILS/INF/1   Promotion of the ratification of the Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, 1986
  2. GB.320/LILS/INF/2   Promotion of the ratification of the instrument for the amendment of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, 1997
  3. GB.320/LILS/INF/3   Participation of women in delegations to the International Labour Conference: Update
Programme, Financial and Administrative Section (PFA)

  1. GB.320/PFA/INF/1   Programme and Budget for 2012-13: Regular budget account and Working Capital Fund as at 31 December 2013
  2. GB.320/PFA/INF/2   Programme and Budget for 2014-15: Collection of contributions from1 January 2014 to date
  3. GB.320/PFA/INF/3   Information and communications technology questions: Progress report on the Information Technology Strategy 2010-15
  4. GB.320/PFA/INF/4(Rev.)   Composition and structure of the staff as at 31 December 2013
  5. GB.320/PFA/INF/5   Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2013
  6. GB.320/PFA/INF/6   Pension questions: Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the 60th Session of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (2013)
  7. GB.320/PFA/INF/7   Pension questions: Report of the Board of the Special Payments Fund
  8. GB.320/PFA/INF/8   Exceptions to the Staff Regulations: Exceptional measures concerning agreed terminations

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