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S. Korean ambassador elected as chairman of ILO's government group

All News 22:00 June 16, 2017

SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's ambassador to Geneva was elected as the chairman of the International Labor Organization's (ILO) government group, the foreign ministry said Friday.

In a meeting in Geneva earlier in the day, Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim was unanimously elected to chair the government group from 2017-18, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Amb. Choi Kyong-lim (Yonhap file photo)

The ILO is a United Nations agency in charge of labor issues, setting global labor standards and providing work opportunities. Currently, it has 187 member countries.

Its government group recommends the chairman for the ILP's governing body and mediates between the labor, company and government parties at the international organization.

The decision came after South Korea was elected for its eighth executive term at the governing body earlier in the month. With the election, South Korea serves three years till 2020 at the governing council.


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