Decision on the ninth item on the agenda: Reports of the Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards Second report: International labour standards and human rights

Record of decisions | 08 July 2009

Second report: International labour standards and human rights

IV. Improvements in the standards-related activities of the ILO – Implications of the Social Justice Declaration on the standards strategy update on the implementation of the interim plan of action

The Governing Body invited the Office:

(i) to prepare a report in the context of the follow-up to the Social Justice Declaration setting out a final plan of action for the implementation of the standards strategy, including:

(a) a specific plan of action for a promotional campaign for the ratification and effective implementation of the standards that are the most significant from the point of view of governance;

(b) the various components of the standards strategy concerning the supervisory system set out in paragraph 17 of the document GB.304/LILS/4; and

(c) standards policy options, in the light of the tripartite consultations;

(ii) to prepare a document on the interpretation of international labour Conventions;

(iii) to organize a meeting of a tripartite working group of experts to examine the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158), and the Termination of Employment Recommendation, 1982 (No. 166).

(Document GB.304/9/2, paragraph 51.)

The Governing Body, having decided to place on the agenda of the 2011 Conference a recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of social protection (social security):

(i) decided to request governments to submit for 2010 under article 19 of the Constitution reports on the application of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102), the Employment Promotion and Protection against Unemployment Convention, 1988 (No. 168), the Income Security Recommendation, 1944 (No. 67), and the Medical Care Recommendation, 1944 (No. 69);

(ii) approved the report form concerning social security instruments contained in the appendix to document GB.304/9/2.

(Document GB.304/9/2, paragraph 73.)

The Governing Body took note of this part of the report.

(Document GB.304/9/2, paragraph 74.)