The ILC Assembly of Members (AoM) appoints a Coalition Council (CC) to act as the executive board of the ILC. It is responsible for the overall responsibilities of governance between meetings of the AoM.
The CC consists of representatives from 14 members. The composition is based on considerations for geographical balance; expertise; different categories of members; and special population groups, such as women and indigenous peoples. Eight of the 14 members of the CC are from civil-society organisations. Of these, not less than five are from the ILC regional platforms and not more than three are international or global civil-society organisations. Six of the 14 members of the CC are inter-governmental organizations or international research organisations.
The CC meets twice each year. The intergovernmental organisation hosting the Secretariat of the Coalition holds permanent membership in the CC for the duration of the hosting agreement. The CC is co-chaired by one representative from a civil society organisation (as selected by the other civil-society representatives) and one inter-governmental organisation which is the organisation hosting the Secretariat of the ILC.