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Latin America and the Caribbean represented in the new ILO Governing Body

  • Latin America and the Caribbean represented in the new ILO Governing Body

Election of members to the executive body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) includes government representatives from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Geneva – 3 June 2014 (ILO News)

Delegates to the 103rd International Labour Conference of the ILO held  in Geneva elected new members to de ILO Governing Body for the period 2014-2017, among them representatives of Governments and Employers and Workers Members in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the Government group, were elected as regular members from countries of Latin America and the Caribbean representatives of Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

As Government Deputy Members were elected for our region from Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

In the case of Employers members, regular regional members are Alberto Echevarría from Colombia and Jorge de Regil from Mexico. Among Employers Deputy Members there are representatives from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Honduras and Uruguay.

In the Workers Group, Gerardo Martinez from Argentina was elected as regular member and as deputy members there are representatives from Brazil, Colombia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Governing Body consists of 56 regular members (28 Government, 14 Employers and 14 Workers) and 66 deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers).
Ten member States of chief industrial importance hold non-elective titular seats (Germany, Brazil, China, United States, France, India, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and Russian Federation).

The rest of government members are elected by the ILC every three years. Employers and Workers members are elected in their individual capacity.
The Governing Body is the ILO’s executive body. It takes decisions on the policy of the Organization, determines the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the Programme and Budget before submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

Created in 1919, the ILO is the only agency of the United Nations, whose constituents are representatives of Governments, Employers and Workers of the 185 Member States.

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