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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. 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 is webposted on the pages of the 338th 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.

    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 are also webposted.

  2. The 338th bis and the 339th Sessions, originally scheduled on Monday 25 May and Saturday 6 June 2020, respectively, were cancelled by the Governing Body when it decided by correspondence, on 3 April 2020, to defer to 2021 the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference in the context of travel and meeting restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Most recent documents

  1. GB.340/PFA/12

    Update on the Human Resources Strategy 2018–21. Agility, engagement and efficiency

    15 October 2020, GB.340/PFA/12

    At its 331st Session (October–November 2017), the Governing Body approved the ILO’s Human Resources (HR) Strategy for the period 2018–21. In line with the ILO’s Strategic Plan for 2018–21, the HR Strategy is aimed at strengthening and developing an efficient, effective and results-based HR function for an agile and responsive ILO. The purpose of this document is to provide an update on progress in the implementation of the HR Strategy and to seek guidance from the Governing Body.

  2. GB.340/INS/7 (Rev.1)

    Mid-term report on the implementation of the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21

    15 October 2020, GB.340/INS/7 (Rev.1)

    This document sets out the action taken based on the three-point decision adopted in March 2018 by the 332nd Session of the Governing Body concerning the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21. It recounts how the Action Plan was finalized and implemented, summarizes the results of monitoring at midpoint of implementation, and provides details about the Governing Body’s request that the Director-General take into consideration its guidance in pursuing the ILO’s mandate to promote gender equality in implementing the ILO Strategic Plan 2018–21 and the two corresponding programme and budgets, and in facilitating extrabudgetary resources. Guidance is sought at this stocktaking milestone on implementing the 2020–21 phase of the Action Plan, and the proposed approach of the subsequent Action Plan, taking into account the United Nations reform (see the draft decision in paragraph 27). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. The content of the document is the same as GB.338/INS/7. In version "Rev.1" of 15 October 2020, the draft decision has been corrected.

  3. GB.340/INS/10

    Guatemala: Progress report on action taken on the follow-up to the decision adopted by the Governing Body at its 334th Session to support the National Tripartite Agreement of November 2017 aimed at implementing the road map - Information provided by the tripartite constituents of Guatemala on action taken

    14 October 2020, GB.340/INS/10

    This document provides follow-up to the request made by the Governing Body at its 337th Session (October–November 2019) to inform it about this matter at its October–November 2020 session. The Governing Body is invited to note the report of the National Tripartite Committee sent by the Government and the supplementary document communicated by the trade union federations (see the draft decision in paragraph 38).

  4. GB.340/TOB

    Programme and tentative order of business of the 340th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    14 October 2020, GB.340/TOB

  5. GB.340/INS/8 (Rev.1)

    Report of the 14th African Regional Meeting (Abidjan, 3–6 December 2019)

    14 October 2020, GB.340/INS/8 (Rev.1)

    This document contains the final report of the 14th African Regional Meeting, which was held in Abidjan, from 3 to 6 December 2019. Appendix I contains the conclusions of the Meeting – Abidjan Declaration. Advancing Social Justice: Shaping the Future of work in Africa – Appendix II contains the report of the Credentials Committee and Appendix III contains the implementation plan supplementing the Abidjan Declaration. The Governing Body is invited to consider the draft decision in paragraph 232. In version "Rev.1" of 14 October 2020, the draft decision has been corrected and the implementation plan supplementing the Abidjan Declaration has been inserted as Appendix III.