Israel Wins Place on I. L. O. Governing Body; Competed with Egypt

Israel scored a noteworthy success at the current International Labor Organization meeting today when Aron Becker, head of the Histadrut’s trade union department and an Israel delegate to the ILO, was elected to the organizations governing body, nosing out an Egyptian candidate. In a secret ballot in which 66 delegations participated, the Israeli representative received 44 votes. The election aroused considerable interest in ILO circles.

The Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations–which represents the Board of Deputies of British Jews, South African Jewish Board of Deputies and B’nai B’rith–was included today in a list of special non-governmental organizations accredited to the ILO. The list was established last year at the request of non-governmental groups interested in some aspect of ILO work. The Coordinating Board requested inclusion on the list because of its concern with such problems as discrimination in employment, human rights and the status of migrants, all of which figure frequently on ILO agendas.

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