GB.349/INS/7

Work plan on the strengthening of the supervisory system: Review of the arrangements to allow for optional voluntary conciliation and other measures introduced on a trial basis concerning the operation of representations submitted under article 24 of the ILO Constitution and consideration of proposals to streamline reporting under article 22

This document covers two items in the work plan on the strengthening of the supervisory system, which the Governing Body decided to review following a trial period. First, the report reviews the experience with optional voluntary conciliation, which was introduced on a trial basis concerning the operation of the procedure for the examination of representations submitted under article 24 of the ILO Constitution. In particular, it analyses data on the evolution of article 24 representations, explores the current functioning of the optional voluntary conciliation procedure and assesses the use of this procedure during the trial period. The document also evaluates other measures introduced to strengthen the article 24 representation procedure. Second, the document reports on progress made on the measures taken to streamline reporting under article 22 of the Constitution. In particular, it evaluates the pilot project on the establishment of baselines for the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187), which was launched in January 2019. It also sets out further proposals for the streamlining of article 22 reporting. These proposals follow informal consultations held with governments in May 2023 as well as external research commissioned on the issue.