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Governing Body

     
The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the International Labour Organization (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

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  1. News

    ► The 338th Session, originally scheduled for 12-26 March, did not take place in view of the restrictions to meetings and travel in place since early March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Governing Body delegated to its Officers the authority to make decisions, in consultation with the tripartite Screening Group, on several items, or is making decisions by correspondence. Each decision made will be webposted on the pages of the session, below the related item as per usual practice. Consideration of all other items on the agenda is deferred to future sessions of the Governing Body.

    With the subsequent reinforcement of travel and meeting restrictions in most countries and having due regard to the need to protect the health and well-being of everyone, the Governing Body decided, through a vote by correspondence, to defer the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (originally scheduled from 25 May to 5 June) to June 2021, and to cancel the associated 338bis and 339th Sessions of the Governing scheduled for 25 May and 6 June 2020, respectively.

    Official communications, ballot results and the minutes of the meetings of the Officers of the Governing Body with the Screening Group relating to items on the agenda of the 338th Session of the Governing Body will also be webposted.

  2. ► ILO Programme of meetings for 2020 and advance information for 2021 and 2022 (updated on 08/04/2020)

Most recent documents

  1. GB.338 minutes (Rev.2 - 1/07/2020)

    Minutes of the 338th Session of the Governing Body

    01 July 2020, GB.338/PV(Rev.2)

    (1) Consequences of not holding the 338th Session of the Governing Body in March 2020 and subsequent developments. (2) Minutes of the meeting the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 20 March 2020. (3) Minutes of the meeting the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 27 March 2020. (4) Deferral of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference and cancellation of the associated 338bis and 339th Sessions of the Governing Body (3 April 2020). Sections added in version "Rev.2" of 1 July 2020: (5) Minutes of the meeting of the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 8 May (6) Minutes of the meeting of the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 15 May 2020 (7) Minutes of the meeting of the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Monday, 25 May 2020 (8) Minutes of the meeting of the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Wednesday, 3 June 2020 (9) Decisions by correspondence on various items on the agenda of the 338th Session and arising from the deferral of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference

  2. GB.338/INS/16/1/decision

    Decision concerning the composition of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    11 June 2020, GB.338/INS/16/1/decision

  3. GB.338/POL/4/decision

    Decision concerning the preparations of the V Global Conference on Child Labour

    11 June 2020, GB.338/POL/4/decision

  4. GB.338/POL/3/decision

    Decision concerning sectoral meetings held in 2019 and proposals for 2020–21

    11 June 2020, GB.338/POL/3/decision

    Revised on 11 June to add subparagraph (ii) adopted by correspondence

  5. GB.338/POL/3 (Rev.1)

    Sectoral meetings held in 2019 and proposals for 2020–21

    03 June 2020, GB.338/POL/3 (Rev.1)

    The Governing Body is invited to approve the publication and dissemination of the guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector and the summary record of the proceedings of the Meeting of Experts to adopt the guidelines (section I). The Governing Body is further invited to decide on the appointment of chairpersons for five technical meetings to be held in 2020–21, on arrangements for two meetings to be held in the first half of 2021 and on an additional meeting under the programme of sectoral meetings for 2020–21 (section II) (see the draft decision in paragraph 11). In the revised version of 3 June, the list of meetings in Appendix II has been updated to reflect scheduling delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.