Second Supplementary Report:
Establishing a central Research
In order to meet the expectations of constituents for the ILO to upgrade the quality of the
analytical and empirical foundations of the technical work of the Office while achieving maximum
efficiency, the Director-General has decided to create a central Research Department and
proposes that the International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) be dissolved and that its staff and
resources be merged into the new Research Department to ensure the necessary critical mass.
The Governing Body is invited to decide to dissolve the IILS and merge its staff and resources
into the central Research Department, taking the steps necessary to direct the use of its funds and
assets, and accordingly to include an item on the agenda of its March 2014 session to decide on
the disposition of funds and assets that remain in IILS accounts (see the draft decision in paragraph 17).