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Bangladesh re-elected as a member of ILO governing body

Diplomatic Correspondent

15 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of International Labour Organisation (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for the term 2021-2024 on Monday.

The election was virtually held in Geneva during the ongoing 109th International Labour Conference (ILC). 

Bangladesh secured the first position among the candidates of the Asia-Pacific region by bagging the highest 210 votes, said the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva.

Since the announcement of the bid, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva was strongly engaged in election campaign in order for seeking support from other ILO member states in favour of Bangladesh’s candidature.

A Bangladesh delegation led by State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian is attending the ongoing ILC, which includes Labour Secretary KM Abdus Salam and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Geneva Md Mustafizur Rahman.

This is the third consecutive victory for Bangladesh in the ILO governing body. Earlier, Bangladesh served as a deputy member for the terms 2014-2017 and 2017-2021.