Key ILO bodies and documents

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ILO Constitution

Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

Reports of the Committee of Experts since 1932 – Links to pdf documents
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Annual report containing:

- General Report: comments on member States' compliance with reporting obligations, cases of progress, and the relationship between international labour standards and the multilateral system -
(Report III (Part 1A))
- Observations: comments on the application of conventions in ratifying states - (Report III (Part 1A))
- General Survey: examination of law and practice in a particular subject area, in member states that have or have not ratified relevant conventions - (Report III (Part 1B))– General Surveys since 1985 (pdf)

- Information document on ratifications and standards-related activities - (Report III (Part 2))

Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

Reports of the Conference Committee (pdf)
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Report containing:
- General Report
- Information and discussion on compliance by certain countries with their standards-related obligations

(Available in the Provisional Record of the International Labour Conference and published in the Record of Proceedings of the International Labour Conference)

Reports of Committee on Freedom of Association

CFA Reports since 1952 (pdf)

Published three times a year as a Governing Body document and in the ILO's Official Bulletin.

Reports of the Fact-Finding and Conciliation Commissions on Freedom of Association

Liste (pdf)

Published in Governing Body documents and in the Official Bulletin.

Reports of Committees established to examine representations (art. 24)


Published in Governing Body documents.

Reports of Commissions of Inquiry and Complaints (art. 26)


Published in Governing Body documents and in the Official Bulletin.

Further documents