Decision on the sixth item on the agenda: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Record of decisions | 09 November 2015

Decision on the sixth item on the agenda: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Governing Body requested the Director-General to:

(a) develop further the end to poverty centenary initiative as the ILO’s vehicle for implementing the 2030 Agenda;

(b) encourage member States to involve the ILO and social partners in planning, implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

(c) develop enhanced capacity-building programmes for ILO constituents to engage in such national follow-up plans, bearing in mind the importance of strengthening statistical capacities for the monitoring of progress;

(d) continue to follow closely the evolution of the UN system’s response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a view to ensuring that the ILO’s policy role on decent work is well integrated into global, regional and national-level follow-up action;

(e) build multi-stakeholder partnerships to implement the SDGs, with a view to offering the ILO’s technical and normative leadership role on SDG 8 and all targets related to decent work, as well as building on the core role of tripartism;

(f) prepare proposals on the possible role of the Governing Body in examining progress on decent work for sustainable development as part of the UN system’s examination of thematic reviews of progress on the SDGs, including cross-cutting issues;

(g) ensure alignment of the Office’s workplans regarding the policy and enabling outcomes in the Programme and Budget for 2016–17 with priorities targeted in the 2030 Agenda;

(h) continue reinforcing the ILO’s technical capacities to implement the end to poverty centenary initiative;

(i) develop proposals for the Strategic Plan 2018–21 to strengthen further the role of the ILO in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; and

(j) report to its 328th Session (November 2016) on progress in implementation of the end to poverty centenary initiative.

(Document GB.325/INS/6, paragraph 44, as amended.)