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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.

Previous sessions

  1. 340th Session (October-November 2020)

    In view of the COVID-19 situation and following the safety and health risk assessment undertaken by the Office for the Governing Body, all group meetings and plenary sittings of the 340th Session were held through the Zoom platform.

  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.

  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.341/POL/PV/Draft

    Minutes of the Policy development Section

    07 April 2021, GB.341/POL/PV

    This document is a draft and may contain omissions or errors. It is made available solely for the purpose of verification and correction. Persons referred to in this document are not to be regarded as bound by statements attributed to them. The ILO declines all responsibility for any errors or omissions which this document may contain, or for any use which may be made of it by third parties. Governing Body members may send corrections to their own interventions by 14 May 2021 to rodis@ilo.org.

  2. GB.341/INS/16(Rev.1)

    Composition, agenda and programme of standing bodies and meetings

    31 March 2021, GB.341/INS/16(Rev.1)

    In version "Rev.1" of 31 March, Part II of the document was modified.

  3. GB.341/PFA/3(Rev.1)

    Update on the headquarters building renovation project

    31 March 2021, GB.341/PFA/3(Rev.1)

    This document provides an update on the headquarters building renovation project, including the security perimeter. The Governing Body is invited to approve the final scope and budget of phase 2 of the project and to authorize the Office to proceed with the contract for phase 2, within the limit of available funds. In version "Rev.1" of 31 March, the Draft decision was modified (see the draft decision in paragraph 21).

  4. GB.341/INS/5(Rev.2)

    Review of annual reports under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    31 March 2021, GB.341/INS/5(Rev.2)

    The Governing Body is invited to take note of the information submitted under the Annual Review for the period from January to December 2019 and to provide guidance on key issues and priorities to help Member States respect, promote and realize fundamental principles and rights at work (see the draft decision in paragraph 143). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. This document is a revised version of GB.338/INS/6, updated with information received until 31 January 2021. In version "Rev.2" of 31 March, the draft decision was modified.

  5. GB.341/INS/INF/7

    Progress on coordinated action taken by United Nations organizations and the social partners to follow-up on the Resolution concerning maritime labour issues and the COVID-19 pandemic

    30 March 2021, GB.341/INS/INF/7

    This document provides information on the coordinated action to ensure the integrity of global supply chains, as well as decent working and living conditions for seafarers, taken by the ILO in cooperation with relevant stakeholders in follow-up to the Resolution concerning maritime labour issues and the COVID-19 pandemic adopted by the Governing Body on 8 December 2020.