Geneva, March 26 (IANS) Gilbert F. Houngbo from Togo would be the subsequent Director-Basic of the Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO), the organisation has introduced.
He was elected by the UN company’s Governing Physique, comprising representatives of governments, staff and employers throughout their assembly in Geneva on Friday, Xinhua information company reported.
Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, would be the eleventh head of the company, and the primary African to carry the put up.
His five-year time period will start on October 1, 2022. The present Director-Basic, Man Ryder, from the UK, has held the workplace since 2012.
4 different candidates from the Republic of Korea, South Africa, France and Australia participated within the elections.
Based in 1919, the ILO has the mandate to advertise first rate work for all. It has 187 member states.