Second Supplementary Report: Establishing a central Research Department

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).

Conference paper | 18 September 2013