Bangladesh has been re-elected as an alternate member of the governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for 2021-2024.
The election took place in Geneva during the 109th International Labor Conference (ILC) today, according to a statement from Bangladesh’s permanent mission to Geneva, Switzerland.
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Bangladesh secured the top spot among the candidates in the Asia-Pacific region with the highest 210 votes.
Since the announcement of the offer, Bangladesh’s permanent mission to Geneva has been heavily involved in campaigning for support from other ILO member states in favor of Bangladesh’s candidacy.
The effort paid off as Bangladesh was re-elected for another three years as an alternate member, the statement said.
A Bangladeshi delegation, led by Begum Monnujan Sufian, Minister of Labor and Employment, actually attended the current ILC.
The delegation included Mr Abdus Salam, Labor Secretary, and Mr Mustafizur Rahman, Ambassador of Bangladesh and Permanent Representative to Geneva.
This is the third consecutive victory for Bangladesh in the IOC governing body.
Earlier, Bangladesh served as an alternate member for the terms 2014-2017 and 2017-2021, according to the statement.