Meeting documents

February 2021

  1. GB.341/POL/5

    Promotional activities with regard to the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and related developments outside the ILO

    17 February 2021

    This document seeks guidance from the Governing Body on the promotional activities to further the recognition and implementation of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy among Member States, social partners, and enterprises, including in the context of the global “Building Back Better” response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO’s engagement with other international organizations(see the draft decision in paragraph 44).

  2. GB.341/PFA/9

    Report of the Chief Internal Auditor for the year ended 31 December 2020

    17 February 2021

    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 2020, for consideration by the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 4).

  3. GB.341/INS/13/1

    Report of the Director-General - Regular report

    17 February 2021

    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 (see the draft decision in paragraph 32).

  4. GB.341/POL/4

    ILO Development Cooperation Strategy 2020–25: Implementation Plan

    16 February 2021

    This document presents the implementation plan that accompanies the ILO Development Cooperation Strategy 2020–25. It follows up on the decision by the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October–November 2020) requesting the Office to submit such a plan for discussion and adoption to the Governing Body at its 341st Session (March 2021) and to undertake a mid-term review of the Strategy and the implementation plan in 2023

  5. GB.341/PFA/INF/6

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

    16 February 2021

    This document provides information on the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2020 and the decisions taken by the United Nations General Assembly in relation to that report

  6. GB.341/PFA/2

    Implications of COVID-19 for delivery of the Programme and Budget for 2020–21

    16 February 2021

    As a follow-up to the Governing Body’s request to communicate further details regarding the implications of COVID-19 for delivery of the Programme and Budget for 2020–21, this document provides financial and programmatic information corresponding to the first year of the biennium in respect of programme delivery, savings and the repurposing of resources towards COVID-19 response (see the draft decision in paragraph 25).

  7. GB.341/INS/7

    Update on the United Nations reform

    16 February 2021

    This document reviews developments in the reform of the United Nations (UN) development system since the Governing Body’s last discussion of this topic at its 335th Session (March 2019). It is a revised and updated version of the document prepared for information for the 340th Session (November 2020) (GB.340/INS/6), which further takes into account the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It assesses the implementation by the Office of previous Governing Body decisions, giving particular attention to work under the Office Plan of Action 2019–20 to maximize the opportunities of the UN development system reform for the ILO and tripartite constituents, which was endorsed by the Governing Body at its 335th Session. It highlights, inter alia, steps taken to facilitate the engagement of UN resident coordinators and UN country teams with ILO constituents at the country level in the formulation and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks, in particular in respect of 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. Experiences with the new resident coordinator system to date are highlighted. The Governing Body is invited to take note of the current status of the reform and the implementation of the Office Plan of Action 2019–20, and to invite the Director-General to take its views into consideration in the continued engagement in and implementation of the reform (see the draft decision in paragraph 53).

  8. GB.341/INS/15

    Calendar of actions to be taken regarding the election of the Director-General

    16 February 2021

  9. GB.341/PFA/INF/3

    Follow-up to the report of the Chief Internal Auditor for the year ended 31 December 2019

    16 February 2021

    This document provides information on actions undertaken by the Office as follow-up to the Chief Internal Auditor’s recommendations for 2019.

  10. GB.341/INS/INF/3

    Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (Geneva, 25 November–12 December 2020)

    16 February 2021

  11. Report III/Addendum (Part A)

    2021 Report on the application of international labour standards

    15 February 2021

    Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

  12. GB.341/PFA/7

    Scale of assessments of contributions to the budget for 2022

    12 February 2021

  13. GB.341/INS/9

    Report of the tripartite working group on full, equal and democratic participation in the ILO’s tripartite governance in the spirit of the Centenary Declaration

    12 February 2021

    This document presents the outcome of the two meetings of the tripartite working group on full, equal and, which were held in December 2020 and January 2021. The Governing Body is invited to take note of the report of the tripartite working group, extend its duration for a period of 12 months and transmit a draft resolution on the principle of equality among ILO to the 109th Session (June 2021) of the Conference for possible adoption (see the draft decision in paragraph 8).

  14. Meeting document

    TMFWAI: Provisional list of participants

    11 February 2021

  15. GB.341/PFA/16

    Update on the Human Resources Strategy 2018–21. Agility, engagement and efficiency

    10 February 2021

    At its 331st Session (October–November 2017), the Governing Body approved the ILO’s Human Resources (HR) Strategy for the period 2018–21. In line with the ILO’s Strategic Plan for 2018–21, the HR Strategy is aimed at strengthening and developing an efficient, effective and results-based HR function for an agile and responsive ILO. The purpose of this document is to provide an update on progress in the implementation of the HR Strategy and to seek guidance from the Governing Body (see the draft decision in paragraph 42).

  16. GB.341/PFA/5

    Programme and Budget for 2018–19: Regular budget account and Working Capital Fund as at 31 December 2019

    10 February 2021

    This document provides information on the position of 2018–19 income and expenditure as at 31 December 2019. It proposes a derogation from the Financial Regulations to authorize the Office to retain CHF7,000,000 from the 2018–19 net premium to increase the level of the Working Capital Fund (see the draft decision in paragraph 20).

  17. GB.341/POL/1(Rev.1)

    Follow-up to the Strategy on indigenous peoples' rights for inclusive and sustainable development, including implementation of the strategic plan for engagement with the United Nations system bodies and relevant regional organizations regarding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Convention, 1989 (No. 169). In the Rev.1 "employers’ and workers’ organizations" as been added at the end of paragraph 13

    09 February 2021

    The purpose of this document is to provide an update on related ILO action; explore implications of the COVID-19 crisis in relation to the strategy and identify opportunities for leveraging it in the context of the response and recovery; and outline possible directions and actions for the Governing Body’s consideration and guidance (see the draft decision in paragraph 36).

  18. GB.341/POL/INF/1

    Preparations for the V Global Conference on Child Labour

    08 February 2021

    This paper provides an overview of the V Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour to be hosted by the Government of South Africa and held in Durban, and tentatively scheduled for April or May 2022. It presents the current situation with regard to child labour and discusses the linkages between the V Global Conference and the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (2021), main topics for discussion at the Global Conference, partnerships, and logistical considerations

  19. GB.341/INS/6

    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

    08 February 2021

    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). This document is a revised version of GB.340/INS/4, updated with developments that have occurred since March 2020 (see the draft decision in paragraph 45).

  20. GB.341/INS/INF/1

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

    05 February 2021

    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.