Meeting documents

February 2020

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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as there are no new developments on the recognition and withdrawal of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction, PFA/11/1 has been replaced by former item PFA/11/3 (Proposed amendments to the Statute of the Tribunal), and an information document has been added to the INS Section (GB.338/INS/INF/3).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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).

  8. 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).

  9. 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).

  10. GB.338/PFA/5/2

    Premises for the ILO Regional Office for Africa and Country Office for Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo in Abidjan

    14 February 2020

  11. GB.338/PFA/INF/2

    Progress report on the implementation of the Information Technology Strategy 2018–21

    14 February 2020

  12. GB.338/PFA/INF/3

    External audit plan

    14 February 2020

  13. Report III(A)

    Application of International Labour Standards 2020. Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    13 February 2020

  14. GB.338/INS/11

    Measures taken by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to implement recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to consider the complaint alleging the non-observance of Conventions Nos 26, 87 and 144, made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution by several delegates to the 104th Session (2015) of the International Labour Conference - Reply of the Government

    12 February 2020

  15. AFRM.14/D.5 (Rev.1)

    Final report of the 14th African Regional Meeting

    12 February 2020

  16. GB.338/PFA/INF/4

    Follow-up to the report of the Chief Internal Auditor for the year ended 31 December 2018

    05 February 2020

  17. GB.338/POL/4

    Preparations for the V Global Conference on Child Labour

    05 February 2020

    This document highlights the importance of 2021 as a turning point in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7 on child labour and forced labour. It provides information on developments since the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, including the recent adoption by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly of resolution 73/327, declaring 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. It also highlights the importance of organizing the V Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in 2021 and provides information on the status of the preparations, including with regard to mobilizing the required resources. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on the proposed course of action leading to 2021. It is also invited to request the Office to pursue that course of action and to inform the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October–November 2020) of progress made (see draft decision in paragraph 21).

  18. GB.338/INS/2/2

    Agenda of the International Labour Conference - Arrangements for the 109th Session of the Conference

    03 February 2020

    The Governing Body is invited to propose a series of adjustments to the working methods of the International Labour Conference, as well as a plan of work for the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (see the draft decision in paragraph 49).

January 2020

  1. GB.338/PFA/5/1

    Repayment of loan for the renovation of headquarters

    30 January 2020

  2. Report VII(2)

    Abrogation of eight international labour Conventions and withdrawal of nine international labour Conventions and 11 international labour Recommendations

    29 January 2020