Decision on the 16th item on the agenda: Report of the Committee on Technical Cooperation

Record of decisions | 30 November 2010

The Governing Body took note of the report and adopted the following decisions:

Capacity development for ILO tripartite constituents

The Governing Body:

(a) requested the Office to take concrete and specific actions to ensure that results-based capacity-development measures for the tripartite constituents were mainstreamed into technical cooperation programmes and projects, within the framework of the outcome-based work-planning process, and to ensure adequate support for such measures. Such actions should be reported to this Committee for consideration and debate;

(b) encouraged ILO constituents to engage fully in a results-based approach to capacity development to ensure ownership, impact and sustainability. In the case of the social partners, such capacity development programmes should be developed under the guidance of ACT/EMP and ACTRAV;

(c) requested the Office to highlight to donors and potential donors the value of supporting the strategic role of the tripartite constituents and providing funding for capacity-development measures, including for core institutional capacity, aligned with the ILO’s outcome-based work-planning process; and

(d) requested the Office, in cooperation with the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, to develop operational capacity-building strategies for constituents through technical cooperation, in relation to the principles set out in the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, and in line with the current programme and budget and with the next one, which will be submitted to the Governing Body at its March 2011 session.

(Document GB.309/16, paragraph 32.)

Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Technical cooperation priorities and action plans regarding abolition of child labour

The Governing Body:

(a) re-endorsed the 2006 Global Action Plan (summarized in paragraph 11) of document GB.309//TC/3;

(b) endorsed the 2010 Global Action Plan contained in paragraphs 21–28 of document GB.309/TC/3, taking into account the Roadmap adopted by the Hague Conference;

(c) reconfirmed its commitment to the elimination of child labour as one of the Organization’s highest priorities, and the role of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in supporting efforts to eliminate child labour.

(Document GB.309/16, paragraph 76.)