The SRM Tripartite Working Group shall contribute to the overall objective of the Standards Review Mechanism to ensure that the ILO has a clear, robust and up-to-date body of international labour standards that respond to the changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.
The SRM Tripartite Working Group shall review the international labour standards with a view to making recommendations to the Governing Body on:
(a) the status of the standards examined, including up-to-date standards, standards in need of revision, outdated standards, and possible other classifications;
(b) the identification of gaps in coverage, including those requiring new standards;
(c) practical and time-bound follow-up action, as appropriate.
Source: points 8 and 9 of the Terms of Reference
The SRM Tripartite Working Group shall be composed of a Chairperson and 32 members: 16 representing Governments, eight representing Employers and eight representing Workers. Members are not required to be members of the Governing Body. The Chairperson shall be appointed by the Governing Body on the nomination of the Government Group. A Vice-Chairperson shall be appointed each by the Employers’ and Workers’ groups from among their Working Group members.
Source: point 4 of the Terms of Reference
The Governing Body appointed Mr Jan Farzan (Germany) as Chairperson of the SRM TWG.
Source: SRM webpage
Background information note - Tripartite consultations on the terms of reference of the Standards Review Mechanism tripartite working group.
Terms of reference of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working GroupGBdecision Decision on the third item on the agenda: The standards initiative: Terms of reference of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group