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Cambodia elected to ILO body

Cambodia elected to ILO body

Cambodia was last week elected as a regular member to the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body.

The Kingdom is one of 28 regular members, 18 of which are voted in according to region. The other 10 positions on the roster are non-elective. Along with Cambodia, elected to the Asia-Pacific region are Iran, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea.

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng saw Cambodia’s new position as proof of the nation’s progressive labour policy, according to state-run Agence Kampuchea Presse.

“Such success informs the world that Cambodia has a good working condition in the world,” Sam Heng told AKP.

But Jeffrey Vogt, legal adviser to the International Trade Union Confederation, said the position does not equate to an endorsement of practices in Cambodia.

“[It] by no means gives them a stamp of approval,” Vogt said. “There are a couple of rogue countries on that list.”

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