President leaves for Geneva to attend ILO World of Work Summit

KATHMANDU, June 13 (Xinhua) — Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday left for Switzerland to attend the World of Work Summit organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

Leading a Nepali delegation, President Bhandari is scheduled to address the summit to be held on Thursday. The theme of the annual summit for this year is “Women at Work”.

In her address, the president will underline the progress made by Nepal in the front of women’s participation and representation in politics and highlight the efforts made in addressing the challenges in that trajectory, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

ILO Director General Guy Ryder will call on the Nepali president during her three-day visit to Geneva.

Meanwhile, Nepal was elected as the deputy member of the governing body of ILO for the term of 2017-2020 on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release.

The election was held on Monday in Geneva during the 106th International Labour Conference (ILC).

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