Decisions concerning the Report of the Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference ‎

Record of decisions | 22 March 2018

Composition of the Governing Body: Update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO

The Governing Body:

(a) decided that the matter should become a standing item on the agenda of subsequent March and November Governing Body sessions until the amendment entered into force;

(b) requested the Director-General to continue promotional efforts for the ratification of the 1986 Instrument of Amendment, including through direct contacts with and visits, particularly, to member States of chief industrial importance;

(c) requested the Office to organize promotional campaigns on the sidelines of Regional Meetings; and

(d) requested the Director-General to report at future Governing Body sessions on results obtained and feedback from Members concerned on the reasons that prevented or delayed ratification.

(GB.332/INS/12, paragraph 7.)

Functioning of the International Labour Conference: Arrangements for the 107th Session (2018)

Having examined the proposed arrangements contained in document GB.332/WP/GBC/2 and the tentative plan of work for the 107th Session (2018) of the Conference, the Governing Body proposed to the Conference to implement those arrangements, including the suspensions of provisions of the Standing Orders detailed in Appendix I of document GB.332/WP/GBC/2, at its 107th Session.

(GB.332/INS/12, paragraph 16.)

Comprehensive review of the Standing Orders of the Conference: Progress report of the inter-sessional consultations

The Governing Body took note of the progress report on the inter-sessional consultations concerning the comprehensive review of the Standing Orders and provided guidance on the next stages.

(GB.332/INS/12, paragraph 19).

Review of the role and functioning of the Regional Meetings: Consolidated version of the Rules for Regional Meetings and the Introductory Note

The Governing Body decided to:

(a) adopt the consolidated version of the Rules for Regional Meetings as amended during the discussions in the Working Party;

(b) submit the consolidated version of the Rules for Regional Meetings contained in the Appendix of document GB.332/INS/12 to the Conference for confirmation at its 107th Session (2018); and

(c) request the Office to prepare for its 334th Session (October-November 2018) a revised version of the Introductory Note, taking into account the discussions in the Working Party.

(GB.332/INS/12, paragraph 36.)