Composition & meetings of the Accord Steering Committee

International Accord Steering Committee

The International Accord Steering Committee comprises 15 members with equal representation of the signatory companies and trade unions, including national and international representatives. Witness signatories participate in Steering Committee meetings as expert observers albeit without decision-making power. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) provides a neutral Chair for the Steering Committee.

Minutes of Steering Committee Meetings

Minutes of each Steering Committee meeting are published here to offer all stakeholders insight into how the International Accord is governed.

Minutes – September 2021

Key governance documents

International Accord

Explore the 2023 International Accord framework agreement to know more about the principles, procedures, and policies that form the legal basis of Accord implementation.

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Pakistan Accord

Explore the legal basis for the Pakistan programs aimed at ensuring worker health and safety in the garment and textile supply chains of Accord company signatories sourcing in Pakistan.

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Bangladesh Safety Agreement 

Explore the Bangladesh Agreement on Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry (Bangladesh Safety Program) which is an Addendum to International Accord.

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UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010

Read the Arbitration Rules by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

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International Labour Arbitration and Conciliation Rules 2021

The International Labour Arbitration and Conciliation Rules 2021 reflect best practices for speedy and efficient resolution of disputes arising under international labour agreements.

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