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  Francis Blanchard  
   
 
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Francis Blanchard (1916- ) joined the ILO in 1951, becoming assistant director general in 1956, deputy director general in 1968 and director-general for three terms (1974-1989). After leaving the ILO, he prepared a number of reports on coordination within the UN. Before he joined the ILO, he worked for the International Refugee Organization, the predecessor of UNHCR. He was born in France and educated in law and politics at the University of Paris. His memoir is entitled L’Organisation International du Travail: De la Guerre Froide à un Nouvel Ordre Mondial.

 

 
   
 
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