GENEVA (ILO News) – The 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, which will run in Geneva till 17 June, opened on 1 June and elected as its President Mr. Robert Nkili, Minister of Labour and Social Security of Cameroon.
Referring to a “symbolic and historical session of the Conference,” the President called on delegates to “make sure that the ILO is a main player in bringing solutions for a better world of work”.
The Conference elected as Vice-Presidents Mr. Dagoberto Lima Godoy (Employers) from Brazil, Mr. Bogdan Iuliu Hossu (Workers) from Romania, and Mr. Homero Luis Sanchez Hernandez (Governments) from the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Lima Godoy is a Consultant of the National Confederation of Industries (CNI) in Brazil, Mr. Hossu is the President of the Romanian National Trade Union Confederation Cartel Alfa, and Mr. Sanchez Hernandez is the Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations in Geneva.
The Conference will draw some 3,000 delegates and advisers, including government representatives and leaders of workers’ and employers’ organizations from the ILO’s 183 member States. Each member State has the right to send four delegates to the Conference: two from government and one each representing workers and employers, each of whom may speak and vote independently.