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GB.345/INS/5/3/Decision

Decision concerning the Report on the application of the resolution concerning the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine from the perspective of the mandate of the International Labour Organization

Record of decisions | 13 June 2022
In the light of the developments in Ukraine outlined in document GB.345/INS/5/3 and the resolution on the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine from the perspective of the mandate of the International Labour Organization adopted at its 344th Session (March 2022), the Governing Body:

(a) noted the information provided in the document;

(b) reiterated its most profound concern at the continuing aggression by the Russian Federation, aided by the Belarusian Government, against Ukraine and at the impact this aggression is causing to tripartite constituents – workers, employers, and its democratically elected Government – in Ukraine, and to the world of work beyond Ukraine;

(c) urged the Russian Federation again to immediately and unconditionally cease its aggression;

(d) urged the Russian Federation to meet all the obligations following from its ratification of ILO Conventions, including the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006), in particular in relation to the repatriation of seafarers and access to medical care;

(e) noted the temporary suspension of technical cooperation and assistance to the Russian Federation, including the termination of the public–private partnership project, and invitations to attend all ILO discretionary meetings, including the training activities offered by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin;

(f) expressed sincere appreciation for the efforts of the ILO staff in Central and Eastern Europe and in Ukraine for their continued work to support the tripartite constituents in Ukraine, and for the support and volunteering efforts of workers' and employers' organizations in Ukraine;

(g) continued to express its unwavering support for the tripartite constituents in Ukraine, and requested the Director-General to continue responding to constituent needs in Ukraine and expand ILO’s resource mobilization efforts;

(h) requested the Director-General to continue monitoring the operational capacity of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (DWT/CO-Moscow) to safeguard the technical cooperation or assistance to all other countries in the subregion;

(i) requested the Director-General to prepare detailed options, including budgetary information, for the possible relocation of the DWT/CO-Moscow for decision at the 346th Session (October-November 2022) of the Governing Body; and

(j) requested that the Director-General continue monitoring the impact on the world of work of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine and report to the 346th Session (October-November 2022) of the Governing Body on developments in light of the resolution.

(GB.345/INS/5/3,, paragraph 39, as amended by the Governing Body)