335th Session of the ILO Governing Body

Decision concerning the update on the United Nations reform

Record of decisions | Institutional Section | 28 March 2019
The Governing Body:

(a) took note of the current status of the reform of the United Nations development system and the Office’s analysis of the challenges and opportunities of the reform for the ILO;

(b) requested the Director-General to strengthen leadership in promoting the value of tripartism and the role of the social partners in the implementation of United Nations General Assembly resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the United Nations development system;

(c) requested the Director-General to do his utmost to ensure that in the revised resident coordinator job description national workers’ and employers’ organizations are designated as key entities with which the resident coordinator should engage at country level in the formulation and implementation of the Common Country Assessments and the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks, in particular on the Sustainable Development Goals that were relevant to the ILO’s mandate;

(d) requested the Director-General to inform the agencies and institutions of the United Nations development system of the relevance of regular tripartite dialogue with international workers’ and employers’ organizations, also at the global level;

(e) welcomed the objective of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) to be granted observer status in the United Nations General Assembly;

(f) took note that, with a view to the follow-up to the United Nations reform process and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ITUC and the IOE were going to actively engage in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) processes; and

(g) invited the Director-General to take into consideration the views expressed by the Governing Body in the implementation of the plan of action in the Appendix to document GB.335/INS/10.

(GB.335/INS/10, paragraph 46, as amended by the Governing Body)