103rd session of the International Labour Conference

Takaaki Sakurada elected vice-president of the Conference

Press release | Geneva, Switzerland | 28 May 2014
Mr.Takaaki Sakurada
GENEVA-Takaaki Sakurada, Adviser on International Affairs, from Japan’s  JTUC-RENGO has been elected Vice-President of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which takes place from 28 May to 12 June.

The Conference elected Daniel Funes de Rioja, employer delegate from Argentina, as President of this year’s  ILC session and Mr Alexandros Alexandris (Governments) from Greece, Ms Jacqueline Mugo (Employers) from Kenya, Mr Takaaki Sakurada (Worker) from Japan were appointed as Vice-Presidents.

M. Sakurada is a titular member of the ILO Governing Body.

The new vice-president who,  during the next two weeks will be discussing issues that include labour migration, employment strategies,  the transition from the formal to informal economy as well as the strengthening of the ILO Convention 29 on Forced Labour, was congratulated by all delegates.

The International Labour Conference brings together some 4,000 government, worker and employer delegates from the ILO’s 185 member States.

For more information, please contact:

Mamadou Kaba Souare, Communications Officer, ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities- Geneva,
+41 22 799 74 08, souare@ilo.org