(a) approved the recommendations for the modalities of the appointment process as expressed in paragraphs 3(a)–(e) and 5(a)–(h) of document GB.312/INS/16/3;
(b) decided to amend accordingly the rules governing the appointment of the Director-General as proposed in Appendix III to document GB.312/INS/16/3;
(c) determined that candidatures had to be received in the office of the Chairperson of the Governing Body by 9 March 2012;
(d) determined that the Governing Body should conduct hearings of candidates for appointment to the Office of Director-General on 30 March 2012;
(e) requested the Office to provide a separate facility with video link for observation of the hearings;
(f) convened a meeting of the Governing Body to be held on 28 May 2012, prior to the commencement of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference, for the purpose of conducting the ballot for the appointment of the Director-General. For the purposes of the rules, the date set for the election should be taken to be 28 May 2012;
(g) requested the Officers to propose to the Governing Body, for adoption, the remuneration, other benefits and conditions of appointment of the Director-General not covered by the rules, having regard to the current arrangements, and provisions for similar appointments in other United Nations specialized agencies;
(h) decided that the costs associated with the election of the next Director-General, estimated at a maximum of US$747,900, be financed in the first instance from savings under Part I of the Programme and Budget for 2012–13 or, failing that, through the use of the Provision for Unforeseen Expenditure, Part II. Should this subsequently prove impossible, the Director-General would propose alternative methods of financing at a later stage in the biennium.