Mr Juan Somavia informed the Officers of the Governing Body that he would advance the date of his departure as Director-General of the ILO to 30 September 2012. The process for the appointment of the new Director-General of the ILO is underway. The hearings of candidates took place on 30 and 31 March. The ballot for the election will take place in a private sitting of the Governing Body which will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 28 May 2012.
The list of candidates for each round of ballot may be consulted at any time during the day.