Bangladesh reelected as deputy member of ILO’s governing body
Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for 2021-2024.
The election was held virtually in Geneva during the ongoing 109th International Labour Conference (ILC) today, according to a statement from the permanent mission of Bangladesh in Geneva, Switzerland.
Bangladesh secured the first position among the candidates of the Asia-Pacific region by bagging the highest 210 votes.
Since the announcement of the bid, the permanent mission of Bangladesh in Geneva was strongly engaged in election campaign in order to seek support from other ILO member states in favour of Bangladesh's candidature.
The efforts bore fruit as Bangladesh was re-elected to serve for three more years as a deputy member, the statement also read.
A Bangladesh delegation, led by Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for labour and employment, virtually attended the ongoing ILC.
The delegation included KM Abdus Salam, labour secretary, and Md Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh ambassador and permanent representative in Geneva.
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, according to the statement.