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Governing Body
About the Governing Body
Governing Body Sessions
312th Session of the Governing Body, 3-18 November 2011
Institutional Section (INS)
Policy Development Section (POL)
Legal Issues and International Labour Standards Section (LILS)
Programme, Financial and Administrative Section (PFA)
High-Level Section (HL)
Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference (WP/GBC)
311th Session, June 2011
GB - Governing Body
310th Session, March 2011
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
WP/GBC - Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference
309th Session, November 2010
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
WP/GBC - Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference
SG/DECL - Steering Group on the Follow-up to the Declaration (2008)
308th Session, June 2010
GB - Governing Body
307th Session, March 2010
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
WP/GBC - Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference
306th Session, November 2009
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
WP/GBC - Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference
305th Session, June 2009
GB - Governing Body
304th Session, March 2009
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
HTM - High-level Tripartite Meeting on the Current Global Financial and Economic Crisis
SG/DECL - Steering Group on the Follow-up to the Declaration (2008)
303rd Session, November 2008
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
SG/DECL - Steering Group on the Follow-up to the Declaration (2008)
302nd Session, June 2008
GB - Governing Body
GB.301bis
301st Session, March 2008
GB - Governing Body
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
WG/ILC - Working Group on the International Labour Conference
300th Session, November 2007
GB - Governing Body in plenary
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
299th Session, June 2007
GB - Governing Body in plenary
298th Session, 8-30 March 2007
GB - Governing Body in plenary
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
297th Session, November 2006
GB - Governing Body in plenary
PFA - Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
PFA/BS - Building Subcommittee
PFA/ICTS - Information and Communications Technology Subcommittee
LILS - Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards
MNE - Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises
ESP - Committee on Employment and Social Policy
STM - Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and Related Issues
TC - Committee on Technical Cooperation
WP/SDG - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization
296th Session, June 2006
GB - Governing Body in plenary
Previous sessions
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Events
Decisions and minutes
Decisions of the 312th Session, November 2011
Decisions of the 311th Session, June 2011
Decisions of the 310th Session, March 2011
Decisions of the 309th Session, November 2010
Decisions of the 308th Session, June 2010
Decisions of the 307th Session, March 2010
Decisions of the 306th Session, November 2009
Decisions of the 305th Session, June 2009
Decisions of the 304th Session, March 2009
Decisions of the 303rd Session, November 2008
Decisions of the 302nd Session, June 2008
Decisions of the 301st Session, March 2008
Decisions of the 300th Session, November 2007
Decisions of the 299th Session, June 2007
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Governing Body

The Governing Body 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. More >

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Most recent documents

  1. Area of critical importance: Creating and extending social protection floors

    24 February 2015, GB.323/POL/2(Rev.)

    This paper explains the strategy for the area of critical importance (ACI) on “Creating and extending social protection floors”. It provides an overview of the main areas of focus, the implementation of the strategy and progress to date. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the strategy and its implementation (see draft decision in paragraph 39).

  2. Regional perspectives on development cooperation: The Arab States

    23 February 2015, GB.323/POL/6

    The Governing Body is invited to request the Office to expand its development cooperation programme in the Arab States and to develop a regional resource mobilization strategy in accordance with the development cooperation strategy for the period 2015–17 (to be revised in November 2015) (see the draft decision in paragraph 51).

  3. Report of the Chief Internal Auditor for the year ended 31 December 2014 Report of the Chief Internal Auditor on significant findings resulting from internal audit and investigation assignments undertaken in 2014

    23 February 2015, GB.323/PFA/8

    This paper contains the report of the Chief Internal Auditor on significant findings resulting from internal audit and investigation assignments undertaken in 2014 for consideration by the Governing Body.

  4. Outcome of the Meeting of Experts concerning the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) (Geneva, 4–6 February 2015)

    23 February 2015, GB.323/LILS/4

    The Governing Body is invited to consider the general conclusion and recommendations of the Meeting of Experts concerning the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185), to approve its request to convene a tripartite maritime body to examine amendments to Annexes I, II and III to Convention No. 185 and, in the framework of Article 16 of the Convention, to consider placing an item on the agenda of the International Labour Conference for the adoption of the amended Annexes (see the draft decision in paragraph 3).

  5. Amendments to the Staff Regulations

    20 February 2015, GB.323/PFA/10

    The Governing Body is invited to approve the proposed amendments to the Staff Regulations concerning parental leave (see the draft decision in paragraph 5).

  6. Choice of Conventions and Recommendations on which reports should be requested under article 19 of the Constitution in 2016 Report form for preparing the General Survey concerning occupational safety and health instruments

    20 February 2015, GB.323/LILS/3

    In the present document, the Governing Body is invited to request governments to submit in 2016, under article 19 of the Constitution, reports on certain occupational safety and health instruments with a view to the preparation of the General Survey by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations in 2016 and its discussion by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards in 2017; and to approve the corresponding report form (see the draft decision in paragraph 3).

  7. Area of critical importance: Protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work

    19 February 2015, GB.323/POL/1

    This paper sets out the strategy for the area of critical importance (ACI) on “Protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work”. It provides an overview of the strategy, the main areas of focus and progress on implementation. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the strategy, its implementation and the way forward (see draft decision in paragraph 26).

  8. Global employment and social challenges: Emerging trends and role of the ILO

    19 February 2015, GB.323/HL/1

    The Governing Body periodically reviews global employment and social trends and prospects for internationally coordinated action to strengthen growth. This paper is meant to inform that review. The potential implications for the ILO of the final stages in the preparation of a new United Nations (UN) sustainable development framework are also examined. The Director-General is invited to take into account the Governing Body’s discussion on further research and analysis and the ILO’s support to the UN’s development agenda (see the proposed points for discussion in paragraph 48 and the draft decision in paragraph 49).

  9. Information and communications technology questions: Progress report on the ILO Information Technology Strategy 2010–15

    18 February 2015, GB.323/PFA/4

    At its 306th Session (November 2009), the Governing Body approved the ILO’s Information Technology (IT) Strategy for the period 2010–15. The IT Strategy 2010–15 establishes indicators, targets and milestones for each biennium of the six-year period. The Office provides an update on progress on an annual basis. This paper summarizes progress since the last report issued at the 320th Session (March 2014) of the Governing Body.

  10. Report of the Director-General

    18 February 2015, GB.323/INS/11

    This document contains information that the Director-General wishes to bring to the attention of the Governing Body regarding progress in international labour legislation, internal administration, and publications and documents, as set out in the table of contents.