Meeting documents

October 2020

  1. GB.340/INS/INF/3

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

    08 October 2020

  2. GB.340/INS/18/7

    Seventh Supplementary Report: Appointment of a Deputy Director-General and an Assistant Director-General

    08 October 2020

  3. GB.340/PFA/6

    Annual Evaluation Report 2019–20

    07 October 2020

    This document provides the Governing Body with a progress report on the ILO Evaluation Office’s work covering the reporting year 2019–20, as measured against the indicators and targets in its results-based Evaluation Strategy 2018–21. It also looks at the ILO’s overall effectiveness, based on the most recent findings from Decent Work meta-studies, and explores an evaluative framework that is responsive to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the recommendations in this report (see the draft decision in paragraph 65).

  4. GB.340/POL/5

    Enhanced programme of development cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

    07 October 2020

    This document reports on progress made and planned ILO interventions within the context of the programme of development cooperation in the occupied Arab territories. It highlights ongoing ILO initiatives addressing the situation of workers and key challenges. In the light of the worsening labour market situation in the occupied Arab territories, exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governing Body is invited to: (i) support the ILO in further reinforcing the Decent Work Agenda and social justice for the Palestinian people; (ii) take note of the achievements made since the last reporting period, and the notable efforts by the tripartite constituents in keeping social dialogue at the heart of COVID-19 response; and (iii) take note of the urgent need for expanded and diversified development assistance that supports Palestinian men and women, particularly youth, in order to enhance labour market outcomes.

  5. GB.340/INS/13

    Reply of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to consider the complaint alleging the non-observance of the Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928 (No. 26), the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

    07 October 2020

    The Governing Body is invited to take note of the Government’s reply to the report of the Commission.

  6. GB.340/PFA/3

    Update on building questions: Headquarters building renovation project and ILO-owned premises in Abidjan

    07 October 2020

    This document provides updates on the headquarters building renovation project and the ILO-owned premises in Abidjan, as well as the financial matters related to each. On the headquarters building renovation project, the document provides information on the current status of phase 1, developments related to the sale of the vacant ILO land, conclusion of the lease agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund, and measures being put in place to prepare for phase 2, including the security perimeter. It also contains a proposal on the way forward for the project and a draft decision on advance use of the Building and Accommodation Fund to repay the loan from the host Government. On the ILO premises in Abidjan, the document provides an update on the key developments since March 2018 and the Office’s recommendation to redevelop the premises with consideration for potential future rental income from surplus space. It also contains a proposal on the way forward for the project and a draft decision on its pre-financing from the Building and Accommodation Fund.

  7. GB.340/INS/1

    Special arrangements for the 340th Session of the Governing Body of the ILO (October-November 2020)

    06 October 2020

    This document describes the special arrangements and rules of procedure for the 340th Session of the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 14).

  8. GB.340/INS/18/2

    Report of the technical meeting on achieving decent work in global supply chains (Geneva, 25–28 February 2020)

    05 October 2020

    The document provides information on the technical meeting on achieving decent work in global supply chains that took place in Geneva from 25 to 28 February 2020. The meeting did not adopt any conclusions.

  9. GB.340/Agenda

    Agenda of the 340th Session of the Governing Body of the ILO (October-November 2020)

    05 October 2020

  10. GB.340/INS/4

    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

    05 October 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). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. The content of the document is the same as GB.338/INS/3/2.

  11. GB.340/PFA/7

    High-level evaluations of strategies and Decent Work Country Programmes

    05 October 2020

    This document presents a summary of the findings and recommendations of three independent high-level evaluations conducted during 2020. Part I pertains to the ILO’s strategy and actions for promoting sustainable enterprises 2014–19. Part II covers the ILO’s research and knowledge management strategies and approaches 2010–19. Part III concerns the ILO’s programme of work in selected Andean countries in Latin America, 2016–19. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the recommendations and request the Director-General to ensure their implementation (see draft decision in paragraph 139).

  12. GB.340/POL/1

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

    02 October 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 58). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. This document is a revised version of document GB.338/POL/1, updated to reflect developments that have occurred since March 2020.

September 2020

  1. GB.340/INS/INF/2

    Evaluation of the plan of action to give effect to the conclusions concerning the second recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work, adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2017

    29 September 2020

    This paper, which has been submitted for information only, provides an overview of progress in the implementation of the plan of action on fundamental principles and rights at work.

  2. GB.340/INS/12

    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)

    25 September 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 42). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. This document is a revised version of GB.338/INS/10, updated with developments that have occurred since March 2020.

  3. GB.340/INS/8/Addendum

    Implementation Plan supplementing the Abidjan Declaration adopted by the 14th African Regional Meeting

    23 September 2020

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

  4. GB.340/INS/9

    ILO disability inclusion policy and strategy

    21 September 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). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. This document is a revised version of GB.338/INS/8, updated with developments that have occurred since March 2020. Amendments have been made to paragraphs 7, 8 and 9(b).

  5. GB.340/PFA/13/2

    Matters relating to the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO - Recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction by the Pacific Community

    21 September 2020

    This document contains a proposal regarding the approval of the recognition of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction by one international organization (see draft decision in paragraph 8).

  6. GB.340/PFA/5

    ILO programme implementation 2018–19

    21 September 2020

    This document is submitted for debate and guidance (see the draft decision in paragraph 180). Note: The consideration of this item was deferred from the 338th Session (March 2020) of the Governing Body. The content of the document is the same as GB.338/PFA/1.

  7. Meeting document

    Draft report. Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport (Geneva, 20-22 January 2020)

    03 September 2020

June 2020

  1. Financial report 2019

    Financial report and audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 and Report of the External Auditor

    16 June 2020