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Governing Body

The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the International Labour Organization (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

Featured

  1. 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 is webposted on the pages of the 338th 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.

    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 are also webposted.

  2. The 338th bis and the 339th Sessions, originally scheduled on Monday 25 May and Saturday 6 June 2020, respectively, were cancelled by the Governing Body when it decided by correspondence, on 3 April 2020, to defer to 2021 the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference in the context of travel and meeting restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Most recent documents

  1. GB.340/INS/18/4

    Documents submitted for information only

    23 October 2020, GB.340/INS/18/4

    Since the Governing Body did not hold its 338th Session (March 2020), it is invited to take note of the documents submitted for information to its 338th and 340th Sessions (see the draft decision in paragraph 4).

  2. GB.340/TOB (Rev. - 23/10/2020)

    Programme and tentative order of business of the 340th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    23 October 2020, GB.340/TOB

  3. GB.340/INS/18/1

    Update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO and follow-up to paragraph 3 of the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    21 October 2020, GB.340/INS/18/1

    This document provides an update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO (“1986 Amendment”) and action taken to promote its ratification since the last discussion by the Governing Body in October–November 2019. The Governing Body is invited to approve the mandate, composition and financing of the tripartite working group established by the Governing Body at its 337th Session (see draft decision at paragraph 19).

  4. Meeting document

    Membership of the Committee on Freedom of Association and of other Bodies (2017-2021)

    21 October 2020, GB.10 Rev.13 (2017-2021)

  5. GB.340/PFA/12

    Update on the Human Resources Strategy 2018–21. Agility, engagement and efficiency

    15 October 2020, GB.340/PFA/12

    At its 331st Session (October–November 2017), the Governing Body approved the ILO’s Human Resources (HR) Strategy for the period 2018–21. In line with the ILO’s Strategic Plan for 2018–21, the HR Strategy is aimed at strengthening and developing an efficient, effective and results-based HR function for an agile and responsive ILO. The purpose of this document is to provide an update on progress in the implementation of the HR Strategy and to seek guidance from the Governing Body.