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Governing Body

The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the International Labour Organization (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

Previous sessions

  1. 340th Session (October-November 2020)

    In view of the 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Most recent documents

  1. GB.341/PFA/INF/5

    Composition and structure of the staff at 31 December 2020

    05 March 2021, GB.341/PFA/INF/5

  2. GB.341/INS/3/1 (Rev.1)

    Agenda of the International Labour Conference: Agenda of future sessions of the Conference

    05 March 2021, GB.341/INS/3/1(Rev.1)

    The purpose of the document is to initiate consideration of proposals for the Conference agenda for 2022 and beyond, including the strategic approach to be followed (see the draft decision in paragraph 37). In version "Rev.1" paragraph 67 of Appendix I has been corrected.

  3. GB.341/PFA/14(Rev.1)

    Appointment to the ILO Staff Pension Committee (United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board)

    03 March 2021, GB.341/PFA/14(Rev.1)

    In version "Rev.1", the nomination made by the Government group has been included.

  4. GB.341/POL/3(Rev.1)

    Sectoral meetings in 2021 and proposals for sectoral work in 2022–23

    03 March 2021, GB.341/POL/3/Rev.1)

    The Governing Body is invited to: decide on the arrangements for meetings to be held in 2021, including the appointment of chairpersons (section I); authorize the publication of revised ILO guidelines for flag State inspections and for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (section II); and endorse the proposals in relation to global sectoral meetings and other sectoral work for 2022–23 (section III) (see the draft decision in paragraph 22). In version "Rev.1" of 03 March 2021, the draft decision and appendices I and II have been corrected.

  5. GB.341/INS/17

    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)

    02 March 2021, GB.341/INS/17

    This document provides a brief update on developments since the 340th Session (October–November 2020) of the Governing Body. In view of the current situation in Myanmar a revised version of this document is being prepared for discussion by the Governing Body.