Meeting documents

October 2019

  1. GB.337/Agenda (Rev.3)

    Agenda of the 337th Session of the Governing Body of the ILO (24 October-7 November 2019)

    07 October 2019

    In version "Rev.1" of 3 October, the following items have been added INS/12/5, INS/12/6 and PFA/1/2. In version "Rev.2" of 7 October, document GB.337/INS/INF/2 has become GB.337/INS/12/7. In version "Rev.3" of 15 October, GB.337/POL/INF/1 has become GB.337/POL/5 and item GB.337/PFA/5 has been added.

  2. GB.337/PFA/2

    Update on the headquarters building renovation and the security perimeter projects

    07 October 2019

    This document provides information on the current status of phase 1 of the renovation of the ILO headquarters building. It also provides an update on developments related to the sale of the vacant ILO land and the security perimeter.

  3. GB.337/INS/7

    ILO Research Strategy

    07 October 2019

    This document sets out the ILO’s proposed Research Strategy for the period 202021 as discussed during the 334th Session of the Governing Body. Building on the existing commitments outlined in the Knowledge Strategy 2018–21, it sets out five goals for the proposed research strategy and identifies the specific actions and evaluation mechanisms required in order to achieve them, including a consultative process to increase the relevance of ILO research to constituents’ needs in conformity with the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work. The Governing Body is invited to endorse this proposal and provide guidance relating to its implementation and evaluation (see the draft decision in paragraph 31).

  4. GB.337/INS/3/1

    Matters arising out of the work of the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference. Follow-up to the resolution concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work

    07 October 2019

    The document provides an overview of the rationale for and the content of the new Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190), and Recommendation (No. 206), 2019, which were adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 108th Session (June 2019). The document also lays down the priorities, thematic scope and institutional framework of a possible strategy aimed at giving effect to the resolution concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work that was also adopted by the Conference at its 108th Session (see the draft decision in paragraph 39).

  5. GB.337/INS/2

    Agenda of future sessions of the International Labour Conference

    04 October 2019

    To initiate consideration of proposals for the Conference agenda for 2020 and beyond, including the strategic approach to be followed (see the draft decision in paragraph 24).

  6. Overview

    List of preselected hotels

    04 October 2019

  7. GB.337/INS/12/3

    Follow-up to Governing Body decisions

    04 October 2019

    In the present document, the Governing Body is provided with an overview of the action envisaged or already taken by the Office to give effect to the decisions adopted at its previous sessions (see draft decision at paragraph 5)

  8. GB.337/PFA/6

    Annual evaluation report 2018–19

    04 October 2019

    This document provides the Governing Body with a progress report on the ILO Evaluation Office’s work in 2018–19, as measured against the indicators and targets in its results-based Evaluation Strategy 2018–21. It also looks at the ILO’s overall effectiveness based on meta-studies of multiple project evaluations during the period under review using a set of performance indicators. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the recommendations in this report, which are to be included in the ILO’s rolling plan for the implementation of recommendations, and confirm the priorities for the 2019–21 programme of work for evaluations (see the draft decision in paragraph 74).

  9. GB.337/INS/12/4

    Documents submitted for information only

    04 October 2019

  10. GB.337/PFA/7

    High-level evaluations of strategies and Decent Work Country Programmes

    04 October 2019

    This document presents a summary of the findings and recommendations of three independent high-level evaluations conducted during 2019 and the Office responses. Part I pertains to the ILO’s strategy and actions towards the formalization of the informal economy, 2014–18. Part II covers the independent high-level evaluation of the ILO’s public–private partnerships, 2008–18. Part III concerns the independent high-level evaluation of the ILO’s programme of work in four selected member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania), 2014–18. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the recommendations and request the Director-General to ensure their implementation (see draft decision in paragraph 132).

  11. GB.337/INS/4

    Mid-term report on the implementation of the ILO programme of action on decent work in global supply chains

    04 October 2019

    The Governing Body is invited to review progress in the implementation of the programme of action on decent work in global supply chains at this mid-term milestone and provide guidance on the way forward prior to a final report in October 2022 (see draft decision in paragraph 41).

  12. GB.337/INS/12/5

    Appointment of an Assistant Director-General

    03 October 2019

  13. GB.337/PFA/1/2

    Programme and Budget for 2020–21: Financial implications of the judgment of the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO concerning the decisions of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) regarding the revised post adjustment index for Geneva

    02 October 2019

    This document presents the estimated unfunded financial implications for 2020–21 resulting from the modification of post adjustment rates in Geneva and proposes sources of financing for decision by the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 9).

  14. GB.337/PFA/INF/2

    Judgment of the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO concerning the decisions of the International Civil Service Commission regarding the revised post adjustment index for Geneva

    02 October 2019

  15. GB.337/PFA/INF/1

    Voluntary contributions and gifts

    02 October 2019

  16. GB.337/INS/12

    Report of the Director-General

    02 October 2019

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

  17. GB.337/INS/3/3

    Matters arising out of the work of the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference. Analysis of the measures taken to promote the effective functioning of the Conference

    01 October 2019

    This document reviews the arrangements implemented at the 108th (Centenary) Session of the Conference in 2019 and explores further areas where improvements could be considered. The review of such arrangements is intended to lay the groundwork for the proposals to be made in March 2020 with respect to the programme and working arrangements of the 109th Session of the Conference to be held in June 2020 (see draft decision in paragraph 65).

  18. GB.337/INS/9

    Progress report on the follow-up to the resolution concerning remaining measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted by the Conference at its 102nd Session (2013)

    01 October 2019

    This document provides an update on progress made on issues relating to ILO activities, including elimination of forced labour and freedom of association, establishment of an effective complaints mechanism and reform of labour legislation (see the draft decision in paragraph 27)

  19. GB.337/LILS/2

    Choice of Conventions and Recommendations on which reports should be requested under article 19, paragraphs 5(e) and 6(d), of the ILO Constitution in 2021

    01 October 2019

    The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the instruments that would be covered in the General Survey to be prepared by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) in 2021 for discussion at the International Labour Conference in 2022 (see the draft decision in paragraph 25)

September 2019

  1. GB.337/PFA/13/1

    Matters relating to the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO - Recognition and withdrawal of the recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction by other international organizations

    30 September 2019

    This paper contains a proposal regarding the approval of the recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction by two international organizations, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), and provides information about the decision of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discontinue its recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction. The Governing Body is invited to approve the recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction by the GGGI and the ICCO and to take note of the decision of IFAD to withdraw its recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction (see the draft decision in paragraph 15).