► 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.
► ILO Programme of meetings for 2020 and advance information for 2021 and 2022 (updated on 08/04/2020)
Most recent documents
03 June 2020, GB.338/POL/3 (Rev.1)
The Governing Body is invited to approve the publication and dissemination of the guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector and the summary record of the proceedings of the Meeting of Experts to adopt the guidelines (section I). The Governing Body is further invited to decide on the appointment of chairpersons for five technical meetings to be held in 2020–21, on arrangements for two meetings to be held in the first half of 2021 and on an additional meeting under the programme of sectoral meetings for 2020–21 (section II) (see the draft decision in paragraph 11). In the revised version of 3 June, the list of meetings in Appendix II has been updated to reflect scheduling delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 May 2020, GB.338/PV(Rev.1)
(1) Consequences of not holding the 338th Session of the Governing Body in March 2020 and subsequent developments. (2) Minutes of the meeting the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 20 March 2020. (3) Minutes of the meeting the Officers of the Governing Body and the members of the tripartite Screening Group of Friday, 27 March 2020. (4) Deferral of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference and cancellation of the associated 338bis and 339th Sessions of the Governing Body (3 April 2020)
06 April 2020, GB.338/INS/2/2/decision
02 April 2020, GB.338/PFA/11/2/decision
Decision concerning the delegation of authority under article 18 of the Standing Orders of the International Labour Conference
02 April 2020, GB.338/PFA/2/decision