Gilbert F. Houngbo of Togo, the first African to head the ILO, now heads four international organizations

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Gilbert Houngbo was elected director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on March 25 in Geneva by the ILO's Governing Body, which is made up of representatives of governments, workers and employers. He will take office on October 1 for a five-year term and will be the 11th director general of the ILO and the first African to hold the post. The current Director-General, Guy Ryder of the United Kingdom, has held the position since 2012.

The ILO Governing Body is composed of 56 titular members (28 governments, 14 employers and 14 workers) and . . .

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