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Governing Body

The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the International Labour Organization (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

Most recent documents

  1. GB.346/PFA/11

    Amendments to the Staff Regulations. Appraisal of ILO officials designated as members of United Nations country teams

    07 October 2022, GB.346/PFA/11

  2. GB.346/INS/5

    Follow-up to the resolution concerning inequalities and the world of work (2021): Comprehensive and integrated ILO strategy to reduce and prevent inequalities in the world of work

    07 October 2022, GB.346/INS/5

    This document proposes a comprehensive and integrated ILO strategy to reduce and prevent inequalities in the world of work for the period 2022–27. The proposed strategy is part of the follow-up action plan on inequalities in the world of work covering the same period, which was discussed and endorsed by the Governing Body at its 344th Session (March 2022). The document outlines the context in which the proposed strategy will be implemented, its goals and guiding principles, as well as its priority areas and their interconnectedness. It also suggests how the proposed strategy could be operationalized and the corresponding financial implications (see the draft decision in paragraph 31).

  3. GB.346/PFA/4

    Progress report on the development of the ILO strategy on knowledge and innovation across the Organization

    07 October 2022, GB.346/PFA/4

    This document provides an update on the development of the ILO strategy on knowledge and innovation. It includes an overview of progress made to date and presents an ILO-specific strategic approach to innovation, which includes the development of an ILO Innovation Facility. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on further developing this approach (see the draft decision in paragraph 22).

  4. GB.346/PFA/1

    Preview of the Programme and Budget proposals for 2024–25

    07 October 2022, GB.346/PFA/1

    The Government Body is invited to comment on the preliminary information concerning the Programme and Budget proposals for 2024–25 and to provide guidance to the Office for the submission of proposals to its 347th Session (March 2023) (see draft decision in paragraph 204).

  5. GB.346/LILS/3

    Report of the fourth meeting (Part II) of the Special Tripartite Committee established under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (5–13 May 2022), submitted by the Chairperson of the Committee, in accordance with article 16 of the Standing Orders of the Special Tripartite Committee (GB.346/LILS/3)

    07 October 2022, GB.346/LILS/3

    Under the Standing Orders of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC), the Chairperson of the STC is required to report to the Governing Body on the working of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended. Accordingly, this document contains the Chairperson’s report on the fourth meeting (Part II) of the STC (5–13 May 2022). The Governing Body is invited to: take note of this report and of the resolutions adopted at the meeting; endorse the establishment of a working group of the STC to make recommendations on a more effective and sustainable financial security system to protect seafarers in cases of abandonment; extend the appointment of the current Chairperson of the STC until 2025; and convene the fifth meeting of the STC (see the draft decision in paragraph 28).