313th Session of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization (15-30 March 2012) Tribute to Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of ILO
Statement by Head of Indian delegation
1. It is both a privilege and pleasure for me today to have the opportunity to say a few words about the distinguished Director-General , whose unfailing dedication to the organization has ensured the achievement of both States and ILO’s objectives through the process of constructive dialogue and cooperation.
2. The vast diplomatic experience that the distinguished Director-General brought to his present office, from the Permanent Mission of Chile to ECOSOC, including President of the Security Council from April 1996 to October 1997 is reflected in the many initiatives that are bearing fruit in ILO, especially in development cooperation, social dimensions of employment and the Decent Work agenda.
3. Government of India’s engagement with the distinguished Director-General has always been dynamic, constructive and cooperative in nature.