(a) decided to include on the agenda of its 316th Session (November 2012) the decision taken by the Conference, reproduced below, to refer to the Governing Body certain matters arising out of the report of the Committee on the Application of Standards:
- § The Committee noted that different views were expressed on the functioning of the Committee in relation to the reports of the Committee of Experts which were submitted for its consideration as found in paragraphs 21, 54, 81–89, 99–103 and 133–224 of this report. 1
- § The Committee recommended that the Conference: (1) request the Director-General to communicate those views to the Governing Body; and (2) invite the Governing Body to take appropriate follow-up as a matter of urgency, including through informal tripartite consultations prior to its November 2012 session.
(b) authorized the Chairperson of the Governing Body, assisted by the two Vice-Chairpersons, to undertake informal tripartite consultations with the Government, Employers’ and Workers’ groups for consideration by the Governing Body at its 316th Session.