Special sessions of the Governing Body

Arrangements for the 349th bis and 349th ter (Special) Sessions of the Governing Body

Meeting document | 02 November 2023
  • During the morning sitting (10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.), the Governing Body shall hold an exchange of views on the agenda item with the full participation of governments, which are not represented in the Governing Body and which will be entitled to make no more than one statement not exceeding three minutes.
  • Governing Body members representing governments will be entitled to make no more than one statement not exceeding three minutes.
  • The following time limits could apply to other participants: 15 minutes for the opening and closing statements of the Employer and Worker spokespersons and 5 minutes for the statements made on behalf of government groups.
  • The Chairperson may reduce the time limits where the situation warrants it, for instance if there is a very long list of speakers.
  • Delegates wishing to take the floor during the morning sitting should be registered at least 24 hours in advance at governingbody@ilo.org.
  • In the afternoon (3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.), the Governing Body shall meet in plenary sitting to conclude the discussion and take a decision on the agenda item. The plenary sitting will begin with an oral report by the Chairperson on the exchange of views held in the Committee of the Whole. The afternoon sitting may be extended into the evening, if necessary.