In light of the developments in Venezuela outlined in document GB.343/INS/9(Rev.1) and taking into account its decision of March 2021, the Governing Body, on the recommendation of its Officers:
(a) deplored that no progress has been made by the Government to accept the recommendations of the report of the Commission of Inquiry two years after its adoption;
(b) acknowledged recent steps taken by the Government to start a dialogue with social partners;
(c) urged the Government, as a matter of priority, to further develop this dialogue before March 2022 into a social dialogue forum with the assistance and presence of the ILO, in line with point 4 under paragraph 497 of the Commission of Inquiry’s report;
(d) requested the Director-General to engage with the Government on the full implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and the effective application of Conventions Nos 26, 87 and 144 in law and in practice in the country, and on the provision of technical assistance to support this process, as well as on the option of establishing a Special Representative of the Director-General, by March 2022;
(e) requested the Director-General to present a report to its 344th Session (March 2022) on actions taken by the Director-General, measures referred to and steps taken with regard to subparagraphs (c) and (d), and relevant information on possible measures to ensure the Government’s compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry; and
(f) decided to include on the agenda of its 344th Session (March 2022) an item entitled “Assessment of progress made by the Government in ensuring the compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and in light of that, consideration of all possible measures, including those foreseen in the ILO Constitution, for this purpose”.
(GB.343/INS/9(Rev.1), paragraph 17)