Malawi enters ILO governing body as Titular Member

The International Labour Organization elected Malawi to serve as Titular Member of the Governing Body for the next three years 3-year term

Malawi enters ILO governing body as Titular Member, Image: facebook
Malawi enters ILO governing body as Titular Member, Image: facebook

Malawi: The International Labour Organization elected Malawi to serve as Titular Member of the Governing Body for the next three years 3-year term. Malawi’s tenure in the governing body will conclude in 2027.

The International Labour Organization hosted the elections to welcome Malawi to the governing body on Friday, June 7. The election process was hosted during the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The delegation of representatives from Malawi were led by the Minister of Labour, Agnes NyaLonje.

The fact that Malawi was welcomed into the governing body of the International  labour Organization is a matter of great prestige and pride. They also received overwhelming support from the representatives of the attending member states.

Malawi received 199 votes out of a total of 217 from the Member Countries. Malawi will represent the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a Titular Member. On the other hand, Mozambique and South Africa serving as Deputies.

The nomination of Malawi was nominated as Titular Member for the SADC during a meeting of Ministers of Labour and Employment in March 2024. This meeting of SADC members was hosted in Angola.

Currently, Malawi is one of the 28 Governments that hold Titular Membership in the ILO Governing Body. The international organization includes a total of 187 members.

Previously, Malawi and Eswatini served as a Deputy Member of the ILO during the tenure of Namibia as the Titular Member.

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The Governing Body which is the executive body of the International Labour Organization consists of 56 Titular Members (28 Governments, 14 Employers, and 14 Workers). The organization further has 66 Deputy Members (28 Governments, 19 Employers, and 19 Workers).

The International Labour Organizatio comes together for meetings three times in every year. The meetings are hosted in March, June, and November.

The Governing Body has the authority to elect the Director-General, make decisions on ILO policy, and determine the agenda of the International Labour Conference.

Ten of the Titular Government seats are permanently held by States of Chief Industrial Importance. These nations include

  • Russian Federation
  • Brazil
  • India
  • France
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan,
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.