Improvements in the standards-related activities of the ILO - ILO standards policy: The establishment and the implementation of a standards review mechanism

This document builds on the discussion that began at the 310th Session of the Governing Body (March 2011) on the possible establishment and implementation of a Standards Review Mechanism (SRM) with the objective of ensuring that the ILO has in place a clear and robust body of up-to-date international labour standards that responds to the needs of the world of work, the protection of workers and promotion of sustainable enterprises. The document outlines and analyses in detail the nine elements that would comprise the SRM within the overarching framework of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization and the ILO’s standards policy in particular.