First report: Legal issues
The Governing Body took note of this part of the report.
(Document GB.304/9/1, paragraph 1.)
The Governing Body:
(a) reaffirmed the importance of the resolutions concerning the privileges and immunities of the ILO and concerning the interim arrangements in regard to the privileges and immunities of the ILO, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 31st Session (1948);
(b) encouraged member States, which have yet to do so, to accede to the 1947 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies and apply its Annex I relating to the ILO;
(c) requested the Office to continue to report periodically on the status of the privileges and immunities of the ILO in the member States, and to include in the next such report consideration of relevant practices of other UN agencies, with a view to taking further measures; and
(d) requested the Director-General to renew the invitation, on behalf of the Governing Body, to concerned member States to accede in the very near future to the 1947 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies and apply Annex I relating to the ILO.
(Document GB.304/9/1, paragraph 12.)
(a) Practical arrangements for the discussion, at the 98th Session (June 2009) of the International Labour Conference, of the Global Report prepared under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles
and Rights at Work
The Governing Body decided to invite the Conference, at its 98th Session, to adopt the provisional ad hoc arrangements set out in the appendix concerning the discussion of the Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
(Document GB.304/9/1, paragraph 19.)
(b) Proposals regarding representation of Employers’ and Workers’ delegates at the International Labour Conference
The Governing Body decided to defer the item to its next session in November 2009, and to request the Office to conduct intense consultations on the basis of the document presented and the views expressed by the Committee in order to present a further document on the matter.
(Document GB.304/9/1, paragraph 38.)
Compendium of rules applicable to the
Governing Body: Proposals for revision,
including to promote gender equality
The Governing Body:
(a) decided that, following any revision by the Governing Body or the International Labour Conference, texts in the Compendium of rules applicable to the Governing Body would be routinely updated by the Office, both electronically and, at appropriate intervals, in print;
(b) requested the Office, in light of the discussion in the Committee, to submit more detailed proposals to the next session of the Governing Body for possible improvements to the Compendium, including revisions to the Standing Orders of the Governing Body in relation to promoting gender equality.