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AFTER 35 YEARS INDIA GETS CHAIRMANSHIP OF ILO GOVERNING BODY

AFTER 35 YEARS  INDIA GETS CHAIRMANSHIP OF ILO GOVERNING BODY

Context

India has assumed the chairmanship of the governing body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) after a gap of 35 years.

Details

  • Labour secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the chairperson of the governing body of the organisation for the period October 2020- June 2021.
  • The governing body is the executive body of the ILO. It meets thrice 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 organisation for submission to the conference, and elects the Director-General

About The International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • It  is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all.
  •  The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to developing nations.
  • The constitution of the ILO offers that any nation which has a membership in the UN can become a member of the ILO.
  • To gain membership, a nation must inform the Director General that it accepts all the obligations of the ILO constitution.

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