Ignazio Cassis marks centenary of International Labour Organization with António Guterres and meets UN executive heads

Press release, 10.05.2019

On 8 May 2019, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis travelled to Geneva to commemorate with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The creation of the ILO and – in the same year – the League of Nations, marked the beginning of multilateralism in Geneva. The head of the FDFA took the opportunity to meet the 31 heads of the UN specialised agencies, which are holding a meeting from 8 to 10 May 2019 in Geneva.

May 2019
The new Swiss stamp created on the occasion of the centenary of the ILO was presented by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Mayor of Geneva Sami Kanaan, President of the Council of State Antonio Hodgers and Director General of ILO Guy Ryder © Marcel Crozet / ILO

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