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Bangladesh has been reelected deputy member of the governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for the term 2021-2024.

The election was virtually held on Monday in Geneva during the ongoing 109th International Labour Conference (ILC).

This is the third consecutive victory for Bangladesh in the ILO governing body.

Earlier, Bangladesh had served as a deputy member for the terms 2014-2017 and 2017-2021.

Bangladesh secured the first position among the candidates of the Asia-Pacific region by bagging the highest 210 votes.

A Bangladesh delegation, led by Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for labour and employment, is virtually attending the ongoing ILC, which includes labour secretary KM Abdus Salam and Md Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh ambassador and permanent representative in Geneva.