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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.

Most recent documents

  1. GB.346/POL/5

    Taking stock five years after the adoption of the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    30 September 2022, GB.346/POL/5

    At its 329th Session, the ILO Governing Body adopted the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (5th edition) (MNE Declaration), comprising a revised text and list of ILO Declarations, international labour Conventions and Recommendations, codes of practice, guidelines and other guidance documents relevant to the MNE Declaration (Annex I) as well as a new Annex II containing a set of operational tools to stimulate the uptake of the principles of the MNE Declaration by all parties. Since 2017 the Governing Body has also adopted a series of decisions to further stimulate the use of the instrument by all actors. This paper provides an overview of the progress made since 2017, as well as opportunities in the current context to further promote the use of the MNE Declaration to advance decent work and inclusive economic growth (see the draft decision in paragraph 30).

  2. GB.346/PFA/2/1

    Update on the headquarters building renovation project

    30 September 2022, GB.346/PFA/2/1

    This report provides the Governing Body with a progress update on phase 2 of the renovation works and provides a status update on the building permit request for the headquarters security perimeter project.

  3. GB.346/LILS/2

    Choice of Conventions and Recommendations on which reports should be requested under article 19, paragraphs 5(e) and 6(d), of the ILO Constitution in 2024

    30 September 2022, GB.346/LILS/2

    The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the instruments that would be covered in the General Survey to be prepared by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) in 2024 for discussion at the International Labour Conference in 2025 (see the draft decision in paragraph 32).

  4. GB.346/INS/3/2

    Follow-up to the resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy

    29 September 2022, GB.346/INS/3/2

    This document contains the proposed strategy and action plan on decent work and the social and solidarity economy to give effect to the conclusions adopted by the Conference at its 110th Session (2022) (see the draft decision in paragraph 30)

  5. GB.346/POL/3

    Sectoral meetings held in 2022 and proposals for sectoral work in 2023

    27 September 2022, GB.346/PFA/3

    The Governing Body is invited to take note of the records of proceedings of the meetings held in the first half of 2022, to authorize the respective follow-up (section I) and to endorse the proposals in relation to global sectoral meetings for the second to fourth quarters of 2023 (section II) (see the draft decision in paragraph 26).