Meeting documents

October 2016

  1. 328th Session of the Governing Body

    Chairpersons and Spokespersons of Sections and Segments

    25 October 2016

  2. Institutional Section

    Complaint concerning the non-observance by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of the Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention,1928 (No. 26), the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), ...

    24 October 2016

    This document has been drawn up in response to the Governing Body’s decision to consider this matter at its October–November 2016 session. The document contains the information provided by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the social partners on the issues raised in the complaint. It will be for the Governing Body to adopt the necessary decisions as to the procedure to be followed in respect of this complaint.

  3. Institutional Section

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

    24 October 2016

    The document provides follow-up to the request made by the Governing Body in March 2016 to resubmit this question for consideration at its November 2016 session.

  4. Working Party on the Functioning of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference

    Improving the functioning of the International Labour Conference - Comprehensive review of the Standing Orders of the International Labour Conference

    21 October 2016

    The Governing Body may wish to review and recommend to the Conference the adoption of an initial set of amendments to the Standing Orders aimed at adapting the rules of procedure to the two-week format and thus facilitating the effective functioning of the Conference within the new time frame.

  5. Institutional Section

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

    21 October 2016

    This document provides an update on the development of a framework for future ILO engagement in Myanmar, as required by the decision of the Governing Body at its 326th Session (March 2016). See the draft decision in paragraph 41.

  6. Institutional Section

    Third Supplementary Report: Outcome of the tripartite technical meeting on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market (Geneva, 5–7 July 2016)

    20 October 2016

    The document provides information on the tripartite technical meeting on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market that took place in Geneva from 5 to 7 July 2016. It contains the final report and outcome of the meeting, which includes guiding principles on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market, in the appendices. The Governing Body is invited to: (a) take note of the said report and to authorize the Director-General to publish and disseminate the outcome of the meeting and to draw upon the guiding principles in follow-up to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, held in New York on 19 September 2016; and (b) request the Director-General to take into consideration the guiding principles when drawing up proposals for future work of the Office (see draft decision in paragraph 6).

  7. Policy Development Section

    Enhanced programme of development cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

    19 October 2016

    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. The Governing Body is invited to: (a) take note of the persistently challenging situation for Palestinian workers and their families, and support the ILO in further promoting the Decent Work Agenda and social justice in the occupied Arab territories; (b) lend further support to the current and next Palestinian Decent Work Programmes, in light of the findings and recommendations of the decent work review; and (c) lend further support to the Office’s role in the development of a comprehensive social security system in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (see paragraphs 29–32).

  8. Institutional Section

    Review of the implementation of the ILO–ISO agreements

    19 October 2016

    As decided by the Governing Body at its 325th Session, this document reports on further developments in the pilot implementation of the Agreement between the International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which was authorized by the Governing Body and signed in 2013. As a result of unrelated delays, definitive results of the pilot remain pending, and the Governing Body is invited: to renew its last decision on the matter that the Office continue its effective participation in the completion of ISO 45001; to postpone the final Office report on the pilot, and any further decision on the Agreement, to the earliest Governing Body session after final disposition of ISO 45001; and to request the Office to submit a document for information on any significant developments to its 329th Session (March 2017). In the event that ISO 45001 is published prior to the Governing Body review of the matter, the Governing Body is further invited to authorize its Officers to provide guidance to the Office on the position to be taken in relation to the publication of ISO 45001 (see the draft decision in paragraph 15).

  9. Institutional Section

    Agenda

    18 October 2016

  10. Programme, Financial and Administrative Section

    Update on the headquarters building renovation project

    17 October 2016

    This paper provides information on the current status of, and developments with regard to, the renovation of the ILO headquarters building since the 326th Session of the Governing Body in March 2016. It also provides information on the currently out-of-scope works and its financing (see draft decision in paragraph 23)