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Guy Ryder re-elected as DG of ILO

Guy Ryder from United Kingdom has been re-elected Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for a second five-year term.

He was elected by the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and received 54 of the 56 votes.

Ryder is the 10th DG of ILO and was elected for the first time in May 2012. He has some 35 years of experience in the world of work.

About International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • The ILO is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all.
  • It was established in 1919 as an agency of the League of Nations following World War I. After World war II it was continued as an agency of UN. Its headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The ILO has 187 member states. It includes 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands.
  • The agency registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules related to labour issues; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.
  • In 1969, ILO was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for pursuing decent work and justice for workers, improving peace among classes and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.

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