ILS are adopted by the International Labour Conference.
Member States have an obligation to consider measures for implementing ILS within 12 or, exceptionally, 18 months from their adoption by the International Labour Conference.
Information on submission must be reported between 12 and 18 months following the adoption of new ILS.
The Governing Body calls on member States to consider measures they take to implement Conventions they have not ratified and Recommendations.
Law and practice are summarized in a report based on the report form approved by the Governing Body, which is sent to the Office.