UGANDA ELECTED TITULAR MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO)

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Republic of Uganda has successfully been elected a Titular member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the period 2021-2024 at elections held today, the 14th June 2021, during the ongoing 109th Virtual Session of the International Labour Conference, at ILO Headquarters in Geneva - Switzerland, 3-19 June 2021.

Uganda was among the18 Government Member States, to be elected as Titular members across the four regions of the ILO (Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific and Europe). They will be joined by 10 non elective Titular members; and 28 Deputy Members.

During the previous term (2017-2021), Uganda served as a Deputy member of the ILO Governing Body and, her elevation, to Titular Member as one of the six Member States representing Africa is a testimony of the trust placed in it by the region.

The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the International Labour Organization (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization). It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General.

Among the pressing issues to address shall be devising initiatives to address the devastating economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, appalling hardship in the world of work and election of the next Director General.