Meeting documents

February 2021

  1. GB.341/PFA/8

    Report of the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

    22 February 2021

    This document contains the 13th annual report of the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee covering the period from March 2020 to January 2021, for debate and guidance. The Governing Body is also invited to approve the proposed amendments to the Committee’s terms of reference (see the draft decision in paragraph 5).

  2. GB.341/PFA/15/1

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

    19 February 2021

    This document contains proposals for amendments to the Statute of the ILO Administrative Tribunal and to its Annex with respect to: (i) the procedure according to which an international organization that has recognized the jurisdiction of the Tribunal may revoke its declaration of acceptance; (ii) the term of office of judges and the geographical distribution and gender balance in the composition of the Tribunal; and (iii)the extension of the appointment of judges in the event the Conference does not meet prior to theexpiry of their term of office. The Governing Body is invited to approve the proposed amendments andtransmit those to the 109th Session (June 2021) of the Conference for possible adoption (see the draftdecision in paragraph 53)

  3. GB.341/INS/8

    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

    19 February 2021

    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 57).

  4. GB.341/INS/13/2

    First Supplementary Report: Report of the Technical Meeting on Achieving Decent Work in Global Supply Chains (Geneva, 25–28 February 2020)

    18 February 2021

    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. The Governing Body may wish to request the Office to follow the guidance provided by its members during consideration of this document (see the draft decision in paragraph 28)

  5. GB.341/LILS/6

    Procedure for the appointment of members of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    18 February 2021

    As requested by the Governing Body, this document provides information on the selection and recruitment of experts for the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations within the context of the Committee’s mandate and function (see the draft decision in paragraph 21).

  6. 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).

  7. 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).

  8. 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).

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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).

  12. 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).

  13. GB.341/INS/15

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

    16 February 2021

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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).

  17. GB.341/PFA/7

    Scale of assessments of contributions to the budget for 2022

    12 February 2021

  18. 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).

  19. Meeting document

    TMFWAI: Provisional list of participants

    11 February 2021

  20. 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).