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312th Session of the Governing Body, 3-18 November 2011
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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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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. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Programme and Budget for 2014–15: Regular budget account and Working Capital Fund

    16 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/INF/1

    This paper provides information on the position of 2014–15 income and expenditure as of 30 September 2014. For the nine-month period ending 30 September 2014, contributions received were US$323,671,681 and expenditures recorded were US$258,698,719. In accordance with article 21.2(a) of the Financial Regulations, arrears of contributions received in 2014, were used to reimburse the Working Capital Fund, to cover the 2012–13 deficit of US$17,531,149. The excess of income received over expenditure as at 30 September 2014 is US$47,441,813 at the budget rate of exchange of 0.95 Swiss francs to the US dollar.

  5. Discussions of high-level evaluations: Strategies and Decent Work Country Programmes

    16 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/7

    This document provides a summary of the findings and recommendations of three independent high-level evaluations conducted during 2013–14. The final section of each evaluation summary contains a set of recommendations requiring follow-up and sets out the Office response. The Governing Body is invited to take into consideration the findings, lessons learned and recommendations and to request the Director-General to ensure their appropriate implementation (see the draft decision in paragraph 140).

  6. Update on the headquarters building renovation project

    16 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/3

    At its 309th Session in November 2010, the Governing Body approved a comprehensive plan for the renovation of the ILO headquarters building. This paper provides information on the developments since the 320th Session of the Governing Body in March 2014. The Governing Body is invited to take note of the additional requirements and costs associated with the granting of the building permit and the resulting reduced scope of the project required to retain the total cost approved in 2010, and to encourage the Director-General to continue to explore options for additional financing to enable the full scope of the project to be realized (see the draft decision in paragraph 28

  7. Reform plan of action in the area of human resources management: Update

    14 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/9

    To report on progress made in implementing the Director-General’s human resources reform. The Governing Body is invited to approve the amendments to the Staff Regulations in the appendix (see the draft decision in paragraph 22).

  8. Enhanced programme of technical cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

    14 October 2014, GB.322/POL/7(Rev.)

    This document reports on progress made and planned ILO interventions within the context of the programme of technical cooperation in the occupied Arab territories. It highlights ongoing ILO initiatives addressing the situation of workers and key challenges, including the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza, since the last reporting period. The Governing Body is invited to: (a) take note of the crisis in Gaza and of the developments in the ILO’s technical cooperation programme in the occupied Arab territories; (b) support a robust ILO engagement in the reconstruction of Gaza; and (c) provide guidance on the proposed ILO response through the enhanced programme of technical cooperation and its implementation.

  9. Draft transitional strategic plan for 2016–17 and preview of the Programme and Budget proposals for 2016–17

    13 October 2014, GB.322/PFA/1

    In March 2014, the Governing Body requested the Director-General to: (a) present a draft transitional strategic plan for the period 2016–17 to the 322nd Session (November 2014) of the Governing Body for its consideration; and (b) to include the transitional strategic plan for 2016–17 in the Director-General’s Programme and Budget proposals for 2016–17. The Governing Body is invited to comment on the proposed draft transitional strategic plan and the preliminary information concerning the Programme and Budget proposals for 2016–17 and to provide guidance to the Office for the submission of proposals to its 323rd Session (March 2015).

  10. Monitoring and assessment of the progress towards decent work at the national level

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

    The Office has acquired valuable experience in developing decent work indicators and working with constituents on decent work country profiles as a result of its efforts on monitoring and assessing progress towards decent work at the national level. Recent evaluations confirmed the overall usefulness of the development of indicators and analyses for participating member States. The support provided to raise national statistical capacities resulted in more and higher quality statistics for monitoring decent work, and the profiles aided a number of countries in their policy-making and development planning as well as being useful for the development of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs). The tripartite consensus approach to developing and validating the indicators and profiles, in collaboration with ministries of labour and employment and national statistical offices, was cited in both evaluations as highly beneficial and a key good practice. Depending on how the post-2015 framework for sustainable development evolves, this experience is likely to assist constituents and the ILO in fulfilling their role of ensuring that decent work is positioned at the heart of national and UN system strategies.

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