Geneva [Switzerland]March 25 (ANI): Gilbert Houngbo of Togo will be the next Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the organization announced on Friday.
Houngbo was elected by the UN agency’s governing body, made up of government, worker and employer representatives at their meeting in Geneva.
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“The ILO Governing Body has elected a new ILO Director General. Congratulations to @GilbertFHoungbo. Gilbert F. Houngbo will take office in October 2022,” the ILO tweeted. Houngbo, Togo’s former prime minister, will be the agency’s 11th head and the first African to hold the post, Xinhua news agency reported.
His five-year term will begin on October 1, 2022. The current Chief Executive, Guy Ryder from the UK, has held the position since 2012.
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Four other candidates from the Republic of Korea, South Africa, France and Australia participated in the elections. (ANI)
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