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12-26 March 2020

Institutional Section (INS)

  1. Agenda (Rev.2 - 21/02/2020)


  2. The 338th Session, originally scheduled for 12-26 March, did not take place in view of the restrictions to meetings and travel in place since early March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Governing Body delegated to its Officers the authority to make decisions, in consultation with the tripartite Screening Group, on several items, or is making decisions by correspondence. Each decision made will be webposted on the pages of the session, below the related item as per usual practice. Consideration of all other items on the agenda is deferred to future sessions of the Governing Body.

    With the subsequent reinforcement of travel and meeting restrictions in most countries and having due regard to the need to protect the health and well-being of everyone, the Governing Body decided, through a vote by correspondence, to defer the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (originally scheduled from 25 May to 5 June) to June 2021, and to cancel the associated 338bis and 339th Sessions of the Governing scheduled for 26 May and 6 June 2020, respectively.

    Official communications, ballot results and the minutes of the meetings of the Officers of the Governing Body with the Screening Group relating to items on the agenda of the 338th Session of the Governing Body will also be webposted.

Agenda and documents

  1. 1

    Approval of the minutes of the 337th Session of the Governing Body (GB.338/INS/1)

    Deferred to a future session.

  2. 2

    ‎Agenda of the International Labour Conference‎

  3. 3

    ‎Follow-up to the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work‎

  4. 4

    Report of the 14th African Regional Meeting (Abidjan, 3–6 December 2019) (GB.338/INS/4)

    Deferred to a future session.

  5. 5

    The Standards Initiative: Proposals on further steps to ensure legal certainty and information on other action points in the workplan on the strengthening of the supervisory system (GB.338/INS/5)

    Deferred to a future session.

  6. 6

    Review of annual reports under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (GB.338/INS/6)

    Deferred to a future session.

  7. 7

    Mid-term report on the Implementation of the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21 (GB.338/INS/7)

    Deferred to a future session.

  8. 8

    ILO disability inclusion policy and strategy (GB.338/INS/8)

    Deferred to a future session.

  9. 9

    Update on the United Nations reform (GB.338/INS/9) [To be determined whether for information, for guidance or for decision]

    Deferred to a future session.

  10. 10

    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) (GB.338/INS/10)

    Deferred to a future session.

  11. 11

    Measures taken by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to implement recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to consider the complaint alleging the non-observance 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), made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution by several delegates to the 104th Session (2015) of the International Labour Conference (GB.338/INS/11)

    Deferred to a future session.

  12. 12

    Complaint concerning non-observance by Bangladesh of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98), and the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), made by delegates to the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution (GB.338/INS/12)

    Deferred to a future session.

  13. 13

    Complaint concerning non-observance by Chile of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87); the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98); the Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952 (No.103); the Workers’ Representatives Convention, 1971 (No. 135) and the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151) made by a delegate to the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution (GB.338/INS/13)

    Deferred to a future session.

  14. 14

    ‎Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association (GB.338/INS/14)‎

    Deferred to a future session.

  15. 15

    ‎Report of the Director-General‎


  16. 16

    ‎Reports of the Officers of the Governing Body‎

  17. 17

    Composition, agenda and programme of standing bodies and meetings (GB.338/INS/17(Rev.1))