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Arrangements for the appointment of the Director-General


Press release | 19 December 1997


The Governing Body of the International Labour Office will elect a new Director-General of the ILO at the opening of its 271st Session on 23 March 1998.

The deadline for the receipt of candidatures (at ILO headquarters in Geneva) is set at noon on 23 February 1998.

The Rules governing the conditions of eligibility and the election of the Director-General are given below.

Rules governing the election of the Director-General

(adopted by the Governing Body on 23 June 1988, at its 240th Session)

A. Candidatures

B. Majority

C. Election procedure