Uganda has today been voted to the Governing Body of International Labour Organisation (ILO) at the 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva.
The development follows Uganda’s earlier nomination by the Africa Group at the African Union meeting held in April 2017 in Algiers, Algeria. The Governing Body is the Executive Organ of the ILO.
As a member of the governing body, Uganda will between 2017 and 2020 play a key role in determining ILO policies, budgets and programmes all over the world as well as the election of the Director General of the ILO.
The Uganda Delegation was led by Janat Mukwaya, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Janat Mukwaya and includes the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana, Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, Mrs. Rosemary Ssenabulya, the Executive Director Federation of Uganda Employers, and Peter Werikhe, the Secretary General of the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU).