Meeting documents

March 2020

  1. GB.338/INS/15/2

    Dates of the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    12 March 2020

  2. GB.338/PFA/11/2

    Matters relating to the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO Composition of the Tribunal

    12 March 2020

  3. GB.338/PFA/INF/5

    Composition and structure of the ILO staff

    11 March 2020

    This document contains information on the composition and structure of the staff of the Office as at 31 December 2019. It provides an overview of the staff composition according to category, place of assignment, type of contract and source of funding. Furthermore, it provides specific information regarding gender, age and geographical diversity as well as staff mobility patterns in line with the outputs provided for in the Human Resources Strategy 2018–21.

  4. GB.338/PFA/INF/1

    Programme and Budget for 2020–21 Collection of contributions from 1 January 2020 to date

    11 March 2020

    This paper provides information on the collection of contributions from 1 January 2020 to date and the position of member States in relation to article 13(4) of the Constitution.

  5. GB.338/INS/13

    Complaint concerning non-observance by Chile of Conventions Nos 87, 98, 103, 135 and 151, made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution by a delegate to the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference

    04 March 2020

    The Office communicates to the Governing Body the information provided by the Government of the Republic of Chile, as contained in the appendix to this document. It will be for the Governing Body to adopt the necessary decisions as to the procedure to be followed in respect of this complaint. - The draft decision, together with any financial or other implications, will be made available to the members of the Governing Body after consideration by the Officers.

  6. GB.338/INS/12

    Complaint concerning non-observance by Bangladesh of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98), made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution by several delegates to the 108th Session (2019) of the International Labour Conference

    04 March 2020

    The draft decision, together with any financial or other implications, will be made available to the members of the Governing Body after consideration by the Officers.

  7. GB.338/INS/5

    The Standards Initiative: Proposals on further steps to ensure legal certainty and information on other action points in the work plan on the strengthening of the supervisory system

    04 March 2020

    The document captures the outcome of the informal tripartite consultations held in January 2020 encompassing a tripartite exchange of views on proposals to consider further steps to ensure legal certainty, based on the Office paper on the elements and conditions for the operation of an independent body under article 37(2) of the Constitution and of any other consensus-based options, as well as the article 37(1) procedure. The document provides further information on progress in implementing selected proposals of the work plan to strengthen the supervisory machinery (see the draft decision in paragraph 74).

  8. GB.338/LILS/1

    Umfassende Überprüfung der Geschäftsordnung der Konferenz: Fortschrittsbericht

    03 March 2020

    Mit diesem Dokument wird ein Fortschrittsbericht über die jüngsten Konsultationen zur umfas-senden Überprüfung der Geschäftsordnung der Internationalen Arbeitskonferenz vorgelegt. Der Verwaltungsrat wird ersucht, von dem Bericht Kenntnis zu nehmen und einen Beschluss über Vor-kehrungen für weitere Fachkonsultationen im Hinblick auf die Vorlage eines konsolidierten Wortlauts der Änderungsvorschläge an die 340. Tagung (Oktober–November 2020) des Verwaltungsrats zu fassen (siehe Beschlussentwurf in Absatz 9).

  9. GB.338/INS/15

    Report of the Director-General

    02 March 2020

    This document contains information that the Director-General wishes to bring to the attention of the Governing Body regarding obituaries, membership of the Organization, progress in international labour legislation, internal administration, and publications and documents, as set out in the table of contents

  10. GB.338/PFA/7

    Report of the Chief Internal Auditor for the year ended 31 December 2019

    02 March 2020

    This document contains the report of the Chief Internal Auditor on the activities of the Office of Internal Audit and Oversight, including significant findings resulting from internal audit and investigation assignments conducted during 2019, for consideration by the Governing Body

  11. GB.338/INS/9

    Update on the United Nations reform

    02 March 2020

    The Officers of the Governing Body are still to determine whether this item is for decision or for information. - This document reviews developments in the reform of the United Nations development system since the Governing Body’s last discussion of this topic at its 335th Session (March 2019). It assesses the implementation by the Office of previous Governing Body decisions with particular attention to the status of work under the Office Plan of Action 2019–20 to maximize the opportunities of the United Nations development system reform for the ILO and tripartite constituents endorsed by the Governing Body at its 335th Session. It highlights, inter alia, steps taken to facilitate engagement of United Nations resident coordinators and United Nations Country Teams with ILO constituents at country level in the formulation and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks, in particular on the Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant to the ILO’s mandate. It also reviews the steps taken to ensure the linkages between cooperation frameworks and ILO Decent Work Country Programmes. Early experiences with the new resident coordinator system are highlighted.

  12. GB.338/PFA/INF/7

    Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the 66th Session of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (2019)

    02 March 2020

    This report summarizes the major issues discussed by the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board and the decisions of the UN General Assembly on the Board’s report

  13. GB.338/INS/15/1 (Rev.1)

    Update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO and follow-up to paragraph 3 of the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    02 March 2020

    This document provides an update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO (“1986 Amendment”) and action taken to promote its ratification since the last report to the Governing Body in October–November 2019. The Governing Body is invited to approve the terms of reference, composition and financing of the tripartite working group established by the Governing Body at its 337th Session (see draft decision at paragraph 18). In version "Rev.1" of 3 March, a correction has been introduced in paragraph 18(b).

February 2020

  1. GB.338/INS/INF/3

    Report on the status of pending representations submitted under article 24 of the ILO Constitution

    28 February 2020

  2. GB.338/POL/2

    Renewing commitment to youth employment by endorsing a follow-up plan of action on youth employment for the period 2020–30

    28 February 2020

    The resolution “The youth employment crisis: A call for action”, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 101st Session (2012), was given effect by the Office through a seven-year follow-up plan that ended on 31 December 2019. This document proposes the main elements of a follow-up plan of action on youth employment for the period 2020–30. It takes into consideration the current and future needs of constituents in addressing the challenge of youth employment and responds to an evolving world of work in the context of the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the proposed elements of the follow-up plan of action on youth employment for 2020–30 (see the draft decision in paragraph 32)

  3. GB.338/LILS/3

    Second evaluation of the functioning of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group

    28 February 2020

    In accordance with the decision adopted in March 2017 to undertake a second evaluation of the functioning of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) no later than March 2020, and pursuant to paragraph 26 of the terms of reference of the SRM TWG, the Governing Body is invited to consider the report of the Officers of the SRM TWG as it undertakes its second evaluation (see the draft decision in paragraph 3).

  4. GB.338/LILS/1

    Comprehensive review of the Standing Orders of the Conference: Progress report

    27 February 2020

    This document presents a progress report on the latest consultations held on the comprehensive review of the Standing Orders of the International Labour Conference. The Governing Body is invited to take note of the report and to decide on arrangements for further technical consultations for the submission of a consolidated text of proposed amendments to the 340th Session (October–November 2020) of the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 9).

  5. GB.338/PFA/11/1

    Matters relating to the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO - Proposed amendments to the Statute of the Tribunal

    27 February 2020

    This document contains proposals for amendments to the Statute of the ILO Administrative Tribunal and to its Annex relating to: (i) the procedure according to which an international organization that has recognized the jurisdiction of the Tribunal may revoke its declaration of acceptance; and (ii) the term of office of judges and the fair geographical and gender balance in the composition of the Tribunal. It also addresses the possibility of undertaking an independent review of its functioning further to the discussion at the 337th Session and after consultations with member organizations and staff associations (see the draft decision in paragraph 34).

  6. 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

  7. 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).