Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for the term 2021-2024.
The election was organised virtually in Geneva during the ongoing 109th International Labour Conference (ILC), reads a press release on Monday.
Bangladesh secured the first position among the candidates of the Asia-Pacific region by bagging the highest 210 votes.
Since the announcement of the bid, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva was strongly engaged in election campaign in order for seeking support from other ILO member states in favour of Bangladesh's candidature.
The efforts bore fruit as Bangladesh was re-elected today to serve for three more years as a Deputy Member.
A Bangladesh delegation, led by Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for Labour and Employment, virtually attended the ongoing ILC. The delegation includes Labour Secretary KM Abdus Salam and Md Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh ambassador and permanent representative in Geneva.
This is the third consecutive victory for Bangladesh in the ILO governing body.
Earlier, Bangladesh served as a deputy member for the terms 2014-2017 and 2017-2021.