Full Name

Alette Van Leur

Director of the Sectoral Policies Department
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Alette van Leur is Director of the Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. SECTOR, whose work cuts across all four strategic objectives of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda, promotes decent work and productive employment in 22 social and economic sectors and industries. The Department contributes to the ILO’s work on the promotion of decent work in global supply chains as well as the implementation of the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work and the Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 

From 2007 to 2011, Ms van Leur was Director of the ILO’s Department of Partnerships and Development Cooperation (PARDEV). The department is responsible for the overall management of development co-operation and partnership activities at the ILO. It leads consultations and negotiations with donors and other partner organisations, and coordinates and promotes the ILO’s involvement in the activities of other international organizations including the UN system.

From 1994 to 2007, Ms van Leur has held different positions in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands including the position of Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department.  Prior positions include those of Junior Professional Officer at the ILO offices in Suva and Bangkok and Technical Officer at the Social Security Department at the ILO in Geneva.  

Ms van Leur holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences and has had senior management training provided by the Netherlands Government.   

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