Preparing for the General Survey on Labour Administration

Labour Administration: A global webinar for preparing reports and comments for the General Survey

Co-organized by the International Labour Standards Department (NORMES) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO)

Under article 19 of the ILO Constitution, Members shall report to the Director-General of the International Labour Office, at appropriate intervals as requested by the Governing Body on the position of their law and practice in regard to the matters dealt with in unratified Conventions and in Recommendations. On this basis, the Governing Body selects each year the Conventions and Recommendations on which member States are requested to supply reports. These reports, as well as those submitted under articles 22 and 35 of the ILO Constitution by the States parties to the Conventions concerned and the comments received by employers’ and workers’ organizations, allow the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) to establish General Surveys on the effect given, in law and in practice, to the instruments considered.

At its 343rd Session in November 2021, the Governing Body decided that the General Survey to be prepared by the CEACR in 2023, and to be discussed by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) in 2024 will cover the two following instruments: the Labour Administration Convention (No. 150) and Recommendation (No. 158), 1978.


  • Government officials responsible for matters relating to international labour standards (ILS), including the fulfilment of the reporting obligations laid down by the ILO Constitution.
  • Representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations responsible for ILO matters, in particular members of national tripartite committees.
  • ILO officials, including field specialists and project officers.


To be better equipped to:
  • prepare the report under article 19 of the ILO Constitution on unratified Conventions and Recommendations for the General Survey on labour administration (deadline for governments: 28 February 2023);
  • prepare related comments (deadline for employers’ and workers’ organizations: 30 June 2023); and
  • participate in related consultations and discussions.


  • General Surveys: the context and the procedure.
  • Sharing best practices.
  • The instruments: the Labour Administration Convention (No. 150) and Recommendation (No. 158), 1978.
  • The report form approved by the Governing Body.


Participants may submit their questions in advance when registering. They will also be able to submit questions in the chat during the webinar.


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