Regular Supervision - Article 19

The International Labour Conference adopts new instruments

All three ILO constituents are involved in adopting ILS at the International Labour Conference.

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.