In view of the current COVID-19 situation and following the safety and health risk assessment undertaken by the Office for the Governing Body, all group meetings and plenary sittings of the 340th Session will be held through the Zoom platform. Members that have not yet submitted their credentials are kindly requested to do so as soon as possible, in order to obtain access to the platform. Information on remote participation is provided in the Quick guide.
ILO Programme of meetings for 2020 and advance information for 2021 (updated on 06/08/2020)
The 338th Session, originally scheduled for 12-26 March, did not take place in view of the restrictions to meetings and travel in place since early March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governing Body delegated to its Officers the authority to make decisions, in consultation with the tripartite Screening Group, on several items, or is making decisions by correspondence. Each decision made is webposted on the pages of the 338th Session, below the related item as per usual practice. Consideration of all other items on the agenda is deferred to future sessions of the Governing Body.
Official communications, ballot results and the minutes of the meetings of the Officers of the Governing Body with the Screening Group relating to items on the agenda of the 338th Session of the Governing Body are also webposted.
The 338th bis and the 339th Sessions, originally scheduled on Monday 25 May and Saturday 6 June 2020, respectively, were cancelled by the Governing Body when it decided by correspondence, on 3 April 2020, to defer to 2021 the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference in the context of travel and meeting restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most recent documents
28 October 2020, GB.340/INS/18
This document contains information that the Director-General wishes to bring to the attention of the Governing Body regarding obituaries, membership of the Organization, progress in international labour legislation and internal administration, as set out in the table of contents. As its 338th Session was not held, the Governing Body is invited to take note of the information provided in document GB.338/INS/15 as well as in this document (see the draft decision in paragraph 15). In version "Rev.1" of 28 October 2020, an obituary had been added and the draft decision corrected.
23 October 2020, GB.340/INS/18/4
Since the Governing Body did not hold its 338th Session (March 2020), it is invited to take note of the documents submitted for information to its 338th and 340th Sessions (see the draft decision in paragraph 4).
GB.340/TOB (Rev. - 23/10/2020)
23 October 2020, GB.340/TOB
Update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO and follow-up to paragraph 3 of the resolution on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work
21 October 2020, GB.340/INS/18/1
This document provides an update on the status of ratification of the 1986 Instrument for the Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO (“1986 Amendment”) and action taken to promote its ratification since the last discussion by the Governing Body in October–November 2019. The Governing Body is invited to approve the mandate, composition and financing of the tripartite working group established by the Governing Body at its 337th Session (see draft decision at paragraph 19).
21 October 2020, GB.10 Rev.13 (2017-2021)