In view of the current COVID-19 situation and following the safety and health risk assessment undertaken by the Office for the Governing Body, all group meetings and plenary sittings of the 340th Session were held through the Zoom platform.
updated on 12/11/2020
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The 338th Session, originally scheduled for 12-26 March, did not take place in view of the restrictions to meetings and travel in place since early March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governing Body delegated to its Officers the authority to make decisions, in consultation with the tripartite Screening Group, on several items, or is making decisions by correspondence. Each decision made is webposted on the pages of the 338th Session, below the related item as per usual practice. Consideration of all other items on the agenda is deferred to future sessions of the Governing Body.
Official communications, ballot results and the minutes of the meetings of the Officers of the Governing Body with the Screening Group relating to items on the agenda of the 338th Session of the Governing Body are also webposted.
The 338th bis and the 339th Sessions, originally scheduled on Monday 25 May and Saturday 6 June 2020, respectively, were cancelled by the Governing Body when it decided by correspondence, on 3 April 2020, to defer to 2021 the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference in the context of travel and meeting restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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27 November 2020, GB.340/HL/PV/Draft
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Inclusion of the Philippines in the list to be established under Article 5, paragraph 6 of the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003, as amended (No. 185)
17 November 2020, GB.340/INS/18/5
The tripartite Review Group established under the arrangements adopted in accordance with Article 5, paragraph 6, of the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003, as amended (No. 185) recommended that the Philippines should be considered as fully meeting the minimum requirements concerning processes and procedures for the issuance of seafarers’ identity documents. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the recommendation of the Review Group (see the draft decision in paragraph 6).
Decision concerning the progress report on action taken on the follow-up to the decision adopted by the Governing Body at its 334th Session to support the National Tripartite Agreement of November 2017 aimed at implementing the road map in Guatemala
14 November 2020, GB.340/INS/10/decision
Decision concerning the progress report on the follow-up to the resolution concerning remaining measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted by the Conference at its 102nd Session (2013)
13 November 2020, GB.340/INS/12/decision
13 November 2020, GB.340/HL/2/decision