Meeting documents

February 2020

  1. GB.338/INS/16/1

    Reports of the Officers of the Governing Body - First report: Composition of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    27 February 2020

  2. GB.338/INS/2/1

    Agenda of future sessions of the International Labour Conference

    26 February 2020

    To initiate consideration of proposals for the Conference agenda for 2021 and beyond, including the strategic approach to be followed (see the draft decision in paragraph 30).

  3. Report III(B)

    Promoting employment and decent work in a changing landscape

    25 February 2020

  4. GB.338/Programme

    Programme for the 338th Session of the Governing Body

    25 February 2020

    This programme may be subject to change throughout the entire session and will be regularly updated on the Web. Changes to the order of business are also displayed on the screens outside the Governing Body room and announced in the ILO Events App.

  5. GB.338/PFA/6

    Report of the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

    24 February 2020

    This paper transmits the 2020 report of the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee, for debate and guidance. The Governing Body is also invited to approve the proposed revisions of the terms of reference of the IOAC (see the draft decision in paragraph 5).

  6. GB.338/PFA/1

    ILO programme implementation 2018–19

    24 February 2020

  7. GB.338/INS/3/1

    Follow-up to the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work - Proposals aimed at promoting greater coherence within the multilateral system

    24 February 2020

    The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 108th Session (June 2019), declares that “[o]n the basis of its constitutional mandate, the ILO must take an important role in the multilateral system, by reinforcing its cooperation and developing institutional arrangements with other organizations to promote policy coherence in pursuit of its human-centred approach to the future of work, recognizing the strong, complex and crucial links between social, trade, financial, economic and environmental policies.” This document reviews the Office’s collaborative relationships and engagements within the United Nations and the wider multilateral system at the global, regional and national levels. It highlights potential avenues for future collaboration with individual institutions, and provides proposals to advance the Declaration’s call for reinforcing cooperation and developing institutional arrangements for the consideration of the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 48).

  8. GB.338/INS/6

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

    24 February 2020

    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 138).

  9. GB.338/LILS/2

    Proposed form for reports to be requested under articles 19(5)(e) and 19(6)(d) of the ILO Constitution in 2021 on the instruments concerning equality of opportunity and treatment

    24 February 2020

    In the present document, the Governing Body is invited to request governments to submit in 2021, under article 19 of the ILO Constitution, reports on certain instruments relevant to the strategic objective of fundamental principles and rights at work: the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), and Recommendation, 1958 (No. 111), the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156), and Recommendation (No. 165), as well as the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), and Recommendation (No. 191), with a view to the preparation of the General Survey by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations in 2021 and its discussion by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards in 2022, and to approve the corresponding report form (see the draft decision in paragraph 4).

  10. GB.338/POL/1

    The role of the ILO in addressing climate change and a just transition for all

    24 February 2020

    This document provides information on the role of the ILO in addressing climate change and a just transition for all. It contains an update on new knowledge and recent developments concerning global action on climate change since the Governing Body discussed the subject at its 329th Session (March 2017). The document also provides information on how the ILO Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all are being used by member States and in global policy forums. It concludes by reporting on action by the Office to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, with a focus on decent work and a just transition for all, looking ahead at the potential role of the ILO within the relevant international processes dealing with climate change, including through the new Climate Action for Jobs Initiative. The Governing Body is invited to take note of the information provided and offer guidance on further action by the Office (see the draft decision in paragraph 48).

  11. GB.338/INS/3/2

    Follow-up to the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work - Proposals for including safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work

    21 February 2020

    The document addresses substantive questions to enable the Governing Body to continue its consideration of proposals for including safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work in accordance with the procedural road map approved at its 337th Session (October–November 2019). The Governing Body is invited to request the Director-General to prepare further proposals for the 340th Session (October–November 2020), in accordance with the road map, including the placement of a technical item on the agenda of the 110th Session (2021) of the Conference (see the draft decision in paragraph 41).

  12. GB.338/PFA/4

    Update on the headquarters building renovation project

    21 February 2020

    This document provides information on the current status of phase 1 of the headquarters building renovation project. It also provides an update on developments related to the sale of the vacant ILO land and on the measures being put in place to prepare for phase 2 of the renovation project, including the security perimeter. It contains a proposal on the way forward (see the draft decision in paragraph 18).

  13. GB.338/Agenda (Rev.2)

    Agenda of the 338th Session of the Governing Body of the ILO (12-26 March 2020)

    21 February 2020

    In version “Rev.2” of 21 February, the title of item INS/5 has been corrected; POL/5 (Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020-25) has been removed; as there are no new developments on the recognition and withdrawal of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction, PFA/11/1 has been replaced by former item PFA/11/3 (Proposed amendments to the Statute of the Tribunal), and an information document has been added to the INS Section (GB.338/INS/INF/3).

  14. GB.338/PFA/INF/6

    Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2019

    20 February 2020

    This report covers the decisions made by the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2019.

  15. GB.338/INS/4

    Report of the 14th African Regional Meeting (Abidjan, 3–6 December 2019)

    20 February 2020

    This document contains the final report of the 14th African Regional Meeting, which was held in Abidjan, from 3 to 6 December 2019. Appendix I contains the conclusions of the Meeting – Abidjan Declaration. Advancing Social Justice: Shaping the Future of work in Africa – and Appendix II contains the report of the Credentials Committee. The Governing Body is invited to consider the draft decision in paragraph 232.

  16. GB.338/PFA/10

    Report of the Board of the Special Payments Fund

    19 February 2020

    The Special Payments Fund is a financial assistance fund for former ILO staff (or surviving spouses) who are United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund beneficiaries. Assistance is based on financial need, in accordance with strict financial criteria that are set out in the terms of reference of the Special Payments Fund approved by the Governing Body. The annual report of the Board of Trustees of the Special Payments Fund was last considered by the Governing Body at its 335th Session (March 2019). This document is for information and decision. The Governing Body is invited to note the annual report of the Board and to amend the terms of reference as proposed by the Board (see the draft decision in paragraph 4). The proposed amendments are in the interest of administrative efficiency and clarity. They do not entail any additional cost

  17. GB.338/INS/10

    Progress report on the follow-up to the resolution concerning remaining measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted by the Conference at its 102nd Session (2013)

    18 February 2020

    This document provides an update on progress made on issues relating to ILO activities, including elimination of forced labour and freedom of association, establishment of an effective complaints mechanism and reform of labour legislation (see the draft decision in paragraph 33).

  18. GB.338/INS/7

    Mid-term report on the implementation of the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21

    18 February 2020

    This document sets out the action taken based on the three-point decision adopted in March 2018 by the 332nd Session of the Governing Body concerning the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21. It recounts how the Action Plan was finalized and implemented, summarizes the results of monitoring at mid-point of implementation, and provides details about the Governing Body’s request that the Director-General take into consideration its guidance in pursuing the ILO’s mandate to promote gender equality in implementing the ILO Strategic Plan 2018–21 and the two corresponding programme and budgets, and in facilitating extrabudgetary resources. Guidance is sought at this stocktaking milestone on implementing the 2020–21 phase of the Action Plan, and the proposed approach of the subsequent Action Plan, taking into account the United Nations reform (see the draft decision in paragraph 27).

  19. GB.338/INS/8

    ILO disability inclusion policy and strategy

    14 February 2020

    This document presents the rationale behind and a proposal on the structure and focus of an ILO policy on disability inclusion that reflects the commitment of the ILO to become a fully disability-inclusive organization. It also presents the framework of the multiannual strategies that would implement an ILO policy. It is being submitted with a view to implementing the recently adopted United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS). The Governing Body is invited to request the Director-General to finalize and implement the ILO policy, taking into account its guidance. It is also invited to instruct the Office to put in place multiannual strategies to implement the policy, to conduct monitoring and to periodically report to the Governing Body on progress and areas for improvement and to request the Director-General to take into consideration its guidance in pursuing the ILO’s mandate to promote disability inclusion in the implementation of ILO strategic plans and the corresponding programmes and budgets, and in facilitating extrabudgetary resources (see the draft decision in paragraph 9).

  20. GB.338/POL/3

    Sectoral meetings held in 2019 and proposals for 2020–21

    14 February 2020

    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).