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Qatar has achieved a new milestone in the international labour sector by obtaining membership in the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) representing the West Asia region for 2024-2027, with the majority of votes. This election took place during the 112th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 3-14.

Qatar's election to the governing body acknowledges its accomplishments in the labour sector and development through measures and initiatives for a safe work environment. It highlights its active role internationally and contribution to solving labour issues amidst evolving economic and political landscapes. This further reinforces international trust in Qatar's credibility, built upon years of enhancing labour conditions.

Qatar's election as a member of the ILO Governing Body follows, HE Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri serving as President of the International Labour Conference for the 111th session in 2023 and as Vice President for government representatives during the 110th session in 2022.

In recent years, a successful strategic alliance between Qatar and ILO has led to significant milestones, such as establishing an ILO office in Qatar and effectively implementing joint programs since 2017. Productive collaboration with global labor unions has also enhanced working conditions and brought about notable successes through strong partnerships.

ILO's Governing Body comprises 56 government members, 28 worker members, and 28 employer members. This body is tasked with decision-making regarding policies and programs, setting the agenda for the International Labour Conference, approving program drafts and budgets, and selecting ILO's Director-General.

Paragraph 5 of Article 7 of ILO Constitution stipulates that elections for ILO Governing Body members occur every three years. ILO member states select Governing Body members from government, employer, and worker groups at the International Labour Conference.

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