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Appointment of the Director-General of the ILO

At its 341st (March 2021) and 342nd (June 2021) Sessions, the ILO Governing Body approved the following timetable for the appointment of the Director-General in view of the fact that the current term of office of the Director-General will come to an end on 30 September 2022:
  • 1 July 2021: The Chairperson of the Governing Body calls for candidatures
  • 1 October 2021: Last date for the reception of candidatures
  • A week in January 2022: The Chairperson of the Governing Body conducts interviews with candidates for the position of Director-General on the basis of the format and principles contained in document GB.342/INS/6 and the guidance provided by the Governing Body at its 342nd Session
  • 14-15 March 2022 (344th Session of the Governing Body): The Governing Body conducts candidate(s) hearings
  • 25 March 2022 (344th Session of the Governing Body): The Governing Body conducts the ballot for the election of the Director-General
  • 1 October 2022: The term of office of the Director-General commences