The engagement of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations – tripartism – in promoting full, productive and freely chosen employment and decent work for all has always been at the heart of the ILO, and ILS have always been a primary means by which the ILO promotes social justice.
The three constituents are thus fully involved in setting ILS, most importantly:
- when the Governing Body decides to place a standard-setting item on the agenda of the International Labour Conference;
- in the course of national consultations preceding each of the two standard-setting discussions at the International Labour Conference; and
- when the International Labour Conference adopts the ILS.