Juan Somavía

Juan Somavía was UN Ambassador for Chile from 1990 to 1999, and then took office as ILO’s Director-General until 2012. Michelle Bachelet appointed him Counsellor for Labour affairs in 2013. He was UN Special Adviser on Inter-regional Policy Cooperation and now is Director-General of the International Labour Organizaiton (ILO).

Salvador Allende: respect for the world

When Salvador Allende entered the General Assembly of the United Nations, a very exceptional thing happened: there was huge, spontaneous applause from the delegates, who rose to their feet. At the end of his speech, the president of Chile was again cheered at length with a persistent standing ovation. This only happened once again, with …

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