Meeting documents

October 2019

  1. 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).

  2. 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

  3. GB.337/PFA/INF/1

    Voluntary contributions and gifts

    02 October 2019

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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)

  7. 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).

  2. GB.337/INS/8

    Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to consider the complaint alleging the non-observance by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of Conventions Nos 26, 87 and 144, made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution by several delegates to the 104th Session (2015) of the International Labour Conference

    30 September 2019

  3. GB.337/POL/3

    Promotional activities concerning the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and related developments outside of the ILO

    30 September 2019

    This paper provides an update of the activities undertaken by the ILO and its constituents to promote the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and related developments outside of the ILO. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on enhancing the further recognition and implementation of the MNE Declaration (see draft decision in paragraph 32).

  4. GB.337/POL/4

    Enhanced programme of development cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

    30 September 2019

    This document reports on progress made and planned ILO interventions within the context of the programme of development cooperation in the occupied Arab territories. It highlights ongoing ILO initiatives addressing the situation of workers and key challenges. Within the context of a deteriorating labour and employment situation in the occupied Arab territories, particularly in Gaza, the Governing Body is invited to: (i) support the Office in further promoting the Decent Work Agenda and social justice for the Palestinian people; (ii) take note of the achievements made since the last reporting period; (iii) take note of and further support the progress made on labour law reform as an important milestone for the realization of good labour governance; and (iv) take note of the need for expanded, diversified and strengthened partnerships and resources for the promotion of decent work for Palestinian women and men.

  5. GB.337/PFA/3

    Proposed 2020–21 budgets for extra-budgetary accounts: Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (CINTERFOR)

    26 September 2019

    This paper presents a proposal for CINTERFOR’s Programme and Budget for 2020–21. The Governing Body is invited to approve the income and expenditure estimates of the CINTERFOR extra-budgetary account for 2020–21, as set out in Appendix I (see the draft decision in paragraph 31).

  6. GB.337/INS/12/2

    Report of the Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue (Geneva, 12–15 February 2019)

    26 September 2019

    The document provides information on the tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue that took place in Geneva from 12 to 15 February 2019. In its appendix, the document contains the conclusions of the meeting, which include a set of recommendations by the experts for follow-up purposes. The Governing Body is invited to approve the conclusions and to decide how to enable the Office to give practical effect to them (see draft decision in paragraph 16).

  7. GB.337/POL/2

    Sectoral meetings held in 2019 and proposals for sectoral work in 2020

    25 September 2019

    The Governing Body is invited to approve the reports of three meetings held in the first half of 2019 (see section I), to authorize the respective follow-up, to suspend the Standing Orders for meetings of experts for the ILO–IMO Meeting of experts to produce joint ILO–IMO guidelines for medical examination of fishers (section II A) and to endorse the proposals made in section II B in relation to upcoming sectoral meetings (see the draft decision in paragraph 20).

  8. GB.337/INS/12/6

    Withdrawal of the representation alleging non-observance by Uruguay of the Dock Work Convention, 1973 (No. 137), made under article 24 of the ILO Constitution by the Single Union of Port and Allied Workers

    24 September 2019

  9. GB.337/PFA/14/1

    Other personnel matters: Appointment to the ILO Staff Pension Committee (United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board)

    19 September 2019

  10. GB.337/PFA/8(Rev.1)

    Matters relating to the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU): Reports of the JIU

    18 September 2019

    This paper summarizes the annual report of the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) for 2018 and its programme of work for 2019, and seven reports published in 2017 and 2018 on the following United Nations (UN) system-wide issues: donor reporting requirements; UN system – Private sector partnership in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; mechanisms and policies addressing conflict of interest; internship programmes; whistle-blower policies and practices; efficiency and effectiveness in administrative support services; and accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the UN system. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the information contained in this document and on any of the recommendations addressed to the ILO in those seven JIU reports, as well as on the status of the follow-up to the recommendations presented to the Governing Body in the past three years (see the draft outcome in paragraph 28). In the revised version there have been corrections in paragraph 6.

  11. GB.337/PFA/8/REF/1

    GB.337/PFA/8/REF/1 - Reference document concerning “Matters relating to the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU): Reports of the JIU” (GB.337/PFA/8)

    18 September 2019

    ILO’s follow-up status on the JIU recommendations presented to the Governing Body at the current session, as of July 2019

  12. GB.337/PFA/8/REF/2

    GB.337/PFA/8/REF/2 - Reference document concerning “Matters relating to the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU): Reports of the JIU” (GB.337/PFA/8)

    18 September 2019

    ILO’s follow-up status on the JIU recommendations presented to the Governing Body in the previous three years: an update as of July 2019

  13. GB.337/INS/1

    Approval of the minutes of the 336th Session of the Governing Body

    17 September 2019