Second report: International labour standards and human rights
III. Improvements in the standards-related activities of the ILO:
A progress report
(Third item on the agenda)
The Governing Body:
(a) approved the proposed plan of action on occupational safety and health standards, as revised in light of the discussion, and contained in Appendix I of document GB.307/10/2;
(b) approved the article 22 report form concerning Convention No. 29, subject to an editorial change, contained in Appendix II of document GB.307/10/2; and
(c) invited the Office to:
(i) take appropriate action as regards the follow-up to consultations on standards policy and the interpretation of international labour Conventions;
(ii) report back to the Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards regarding the preparation of the meeting of the tripartite group of experts to examine Convention No. 158 and Recommendation No. 166 in November 2010;
(iii) develop further plans of action for the ratification and effective implementation of fundamental Conventions and the work in fishing standards, in light of the comments made during the discussion;
(iv) report to the Committee on the ongoing review of the article 22 report forms concerning occupational safety and health Conventions;
(v) report to the Committee on the implementation of the modifications to the article 22 reporting cycle adopted at the 306th Session (November 2009) of the Governing Body; and
(vi) report to the Committee on progress made regarding the mobilization of resources for the implementation of the proposed technical cooperation programme, and on the unification of the current databases and the development of an online reporting system.
(Document GB.307/10/2, paragraph 33)
IV. Choice of Conventions and Recommendations on which reports should be requested under article 19 of the ILO Constitution – Proposal for an article 19 questionnaire concerning fundamental principles and rights at work instruments
(Fourth item on the agenda)
The Governing Body, having decided to place on the agenda of the 101st Session (2012) of the International Labour Conference a recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of fundamental principles and rights at work:
(a) requested governments to submit for 2011 reports under article 19 of the ILO Constitution; and
(b) approved the report form on fundamental Conventions, subject to editorial changes only, contained in Appendix III of document GB.307/10/2.
(Document GB.307/10/2, paragraph 53)
V. Form for reports on the application of ratified Conventions (article 22 of the ILO Constitution): The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
(Fifth item on the agenda)
The Governing Body approved the article 22 report form concerning the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, contained in Appendix IV of document GB.307/10/2.
(Document GB.307/10/2, paragraph 66)
VI. Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART):
Report on allegations submitted by teachers’ organizations
(Sixth item on the agenda)
The Governing Body:
(a) took note of the review by the Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues at the present session of the report of the Tenth Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART); and
(b) decided to forward the report to the International Labour Conference at its 99th Session (June 2010) for examination in the first instance by the Committee on the Application of Standards.
(Document GB.307/10/2, paragraph 70)