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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
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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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  1. Ebola outbreak - Information for members of the Governing Body

    Members of the Governing Body are advised that the ILO is planning no medical screening upon their arrival for the session. Members who are feeling unwell prior to departure for Geneva are requested to cancel their attendance. For further information about precautionary measures being taken by the ILO, please see the dedicated page.

  2. Registration for March and November sessions

    The registration/information desk of the Governing Body, located on level R3 south of the ILO building, will be open every day of the session (except on Saturdays and Sundays) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-5 p.m.
    Government members of the Governing Body who have already submitted their official credentials to the Secretariat of the Governing Body (frassier@ilo.org), may collect the badges of the members of their delegation on presentation of the authorization form, duly completed.

Most recent documents

  1. Complaint concerning non-observance by Guatemala of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 101st Session (2012) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution

    23 October 2014, GB.322/INS/8

    The document provides follow-up to the request made by the Governing Body in March 2014 to resubmit this question for its consideration at its November 2014 meeting

  2. The standards initiative: Follow-up to the 2012 ILC Committee on the Application of Standards

    23 October 2014, GB.322/INS/5

    The document sets out the possible modalities, scope and costs of action under article 37 of the ILO Constitution to address a dispute or question that may arise in relation to the interpretation of an ILO Convention. It also addresses further outstanding issues in respect of standards policy and the supervisory system (see the draft decision in paragraph 125).

  3. Agenda and programme

    23 October 2014, GB.322(Rev.1)

  4. Report of the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee established under Article XIII of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (Geneva, 7–11 April 2014)Report of the Chairperson to the Governing Body, in accordance with Article 16 of the Standing Orders of the Special Tripartite Committee

    22 October 2014, GB.322/LILS/3

    Firstly, to enable the Governing Body to take note of the report of the Chairperson of the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (7–11 April 2014), as required by the Standing Orders of the Special Tripartite Committee, and of the final report of this first meeting; secondly, to appoint the Chairperson of the Special Tripartite Committee for a further two-year term; and thirdly, to consider convening the second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee in 2016 (see the draft decision in paragraph 17).

  5. ILO staff costs in the context of the comprehensive review by the ICSC

    20 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/10

    This document provides a brief update on the status of the International Civil Service Commission’s review of the common system compensation package, together with an overview of trends in staff costs as requested by the Governing Body.

  6. ILO’s Technical Cooperation Strategy 2015–17

    17 October 2014, GB.322/POL/6

    This paper proposes a Technical Cooperation Strategy for the period 2015–17 within the context of the 2013 ILO Field Operations & Structure and Technical Cooperation Review. The strategy is centred on four elements: focus, effectiveness, capacity development and resource mobilization, including in the regions. Operating principles combined with deliverables and targets are proposed to guide the Office’s action on development cooperation from 2015 to 2017. The Governing Body is invited to request the Office to implement the strategy summarized in tables 1–4, taking into account the guidance given in the discussion (see the draft decision in paragraph 34).

  7. Report of the Director-General - First Supplementary Report: Update on the internal reform

    17 October 2014, GB.322/INS/13/1

    Report on progress made in respect of the implementation of the internal reform agenda.

  8. Annual evaluation report 2013−14

    17 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/6

    In the present document, the Governing Body is provided in Part I with a progress report on the ILO’s evaluation work during 2013–14 as measured against its results-based strategy 2011–15. Part II of the report summarizes the results of several studies on the Office’s effectiveness in achieving short- and medium-term objectives. The Governing Body may wish to take note of the present report, endorse recommendations to be included in the ILO’s rolling plan for the implementation of recommendations and suggestions contained in it, and confirm priorities for the 2016–17 programme of work (see the draft decision in paragraph 73).

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