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Guy Ryder re-elected as Director-General of International Labour Organization


Guy Ryder on 7 November 2016 was re-elected as the Director-General (DG) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term. He will assume the post the on 1 October 2017.
●    Ryder obtained 54 of the 56 votes cast by the titular members. He was the only candidate for the post.
●    Guy Ryder is the 10th Director-General of the International Labour Organization.
●    From 2006 to 2010, he served as the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
●    From 2002 to 2006, he served as the General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
●    The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues.
●    It has 187 member states.
●    In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.
●    The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.

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