Governing Body

The Governing Body, which comprises of 28 government members, 14 Employers and 14 Worker members, is the executive Council of the ILo, which meets 3 times a year in Geneva. It takes decision on actions to give effect to ILO policy, elects the Director General of the ILO and prepares the draft programme and budget which it then submits to the International labour conference, for adoption. Ten of the Government seats are permanently held by States of chief industrial importance (Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russian, Federation, UK and US). The Government delegates at the Conference elect representatives of other member countries every three years, taking into account geographical distribution. The employers and workers elect their own representatives in separate electoral colleges.