GENEVA (AN) – The International Labor Organization’s governing body elected Togo's former prime minister, Gilbert Houngbo, to serve as its next director-general, making him the first African to hold the post. He promised to be a "unifying" force for the world's workers.
Houngbo, who is president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, will begin serving a five-year term as ILO's 11th director-general at the start of October.
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