The Governing Body is the executive body of the International Labour Office

The Governing Body is the executive body of the International Labour Office (the Labour Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and appoints/elects the Director-General.
It is composed of 56 in most cases elected ‘titular’ members (28 Governments, 14 Employers and 14 Workers – see art.7 of ILO Constitution) and 66 appointed deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers).
Ten of the titular government seats are permanently held by States ‘of chief industrial importance’ (Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States).
The other titular Government members are elected by the Conference every three years (the last elections were held in June 2008). The titular Employer and Worker members are elected in their individual capacity