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Published on May 29, 2012
Election of the Director-General of the International Labour Organization – Joint communiqué issued by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Michel Sapin, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Industrial Relations Dialogue

Paris, May 22, 2012

On the eve of the election of the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, to be held in Geneva on 28 May, the French government reiterates its full support for France’s candidate, M. Gilles de Robien.

After a very active campaign during which he met all those eligible to vote (28 governments, 14 employers’ representatives and 14 workers’ representatives), M. de Robien visited some 25 countries. The French government is convinced that, under his leadership, the ILO would strengthen the key position it deserves in the multilateral system, with a view to creating a veritable “social pillar” of globalization./.

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