(Business in Cameroon) - The Cameroonian Minister of Labour and Social Security, Grégoire Owona, was elected on the Board of the International Labour Office (ILO) on 12 June during the 106th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, in Switzerland.
“The delegation led by Grégoire Owona, had the highest number of votes for Central Africa. A diplomatic victory for Cameroon”, welcomed the Communication unit of the Ministry. Who indicates that, the country will sit on the ILO Board for the next three years. The last time Cameroon was present as a member of this decision-making body dates back to 2008.
The Cameroon State started campaigning since March 2017. Its first action was the diplomatic consultation on 07 March. During this stage, Foreign Relations Minister, Lejeune Mbella Mbella, officially presented Cameroon's bid to the heads of missions from the sub-region accredited in Yaoundé. Then, from 04 to 18 April, the country sent out delegations to countries in the sub-region to convince voters. A winning strategy as for the upcoming three years, the Cameroonian representative will take part in the decision-making process regarding the labour world.
As member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 1960, Cameroon ratified 49 agreements, 44 of which are up-to-date and five from which it withdrew.