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Bangladesh re-elected deputy member of ILO governing body

DHAKA, June 13, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh has been re-elected as deputy member of the governing body of International Labour Organization (ILO) for the term of 2017-2020.

The election was held on Monday in Geneva during the 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), according to a message received here today.

Bangladesh vied for the position of the deputy member from the North and Central Asia sub-region of the Asia-Pacific Group of ILO.

The other competing countries from this sub-region were Nepal and Pakistan.

Bangladesh secured the first of the two positions bagging 190 votes while Nepal became the other Deputy Member with 173 votes. Pakistan failed to be elected as the Deputy Member securing 150 votes.

A Bangladesh delegation, led by Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq, has been attending the ongoing ILC.

The other members of the delegation are-State Minister for Labour and Employment Md. Mujibul Haque, Senior Secretary (Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division) Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Geneva M. Shameem Ahsan.

The law minister and state minister for labour and employment guided the election campaign during the ongoing ILC.

Earlier, Bangladesh was elected as deputy member of ILO governing body for the period 2014-2017 in the 103th ILC held in 2014, the message added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

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