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Peru Assumes the Vice Chairmanship of the ILO Governing Body

21 June 2017

Lima 19 June 2017.- the minister of Labor and Promotion of Employment, Alfonso Grados Carraro, has informed that Peru has obtained the Vice Chairmanship of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body, which is its Executive Body, during the 2017-2018 period.


He recalled the fact that just a few days ago Peru had joined the Governing Body as a titular member for the 2017-2020 period, in which the country had not participated since 2008, and now will be holding the vice-chairmanship. Luis Chávez Basagoitia, the ambassador of Peru in Geneva, will assume the position of government Vice-chairperson.


“Both facts are proof of the particular interest we have in promoting the development of a labour policy that prioritizes the formalization of labour, the permanent social dialogue and that encourages the youth and vulnerable groups employability, objectives that are closely aligned with the countries of the region and members of the OIL” he claimed.


Additionally, the titular members agreed during the 330th Session to the commitment that Peru will hold the vice chairmanship of the ILO Governing Body during the 2018-2019 period.


On June 14, Minister Grados participated in the 106th session of the International Labor Conference (ILC), which took place in Geneva, Switzerland. 


The ILO Governing Body is composed of 28 governments, elected from 187 ILO member governments, as well as 14 representatives of the Workers 'group and 14 representatives of the Employers' group. It makes decisions on ILO policy, determines the agenda of the International Labor Conference, adopts the agenda and budget prior to its presentation to the conference and elects the Director-General.