In transmitting the instrument of ratification, the Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the ILO, Ambassador Angélica Navarro Llanos, stated: "Today’s ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention highlights Bolivia’s unfailing commitment and support for domestic workers and its pioneering efforts to ensure protection for their labour rights. By taking this important step, Bolivia ensures the promotion and effective protection of the human rights of domestic workers in the country.” In this manner, Bolivia joins the ILO in undertaking to protect these workers from long-suffered malpractices and abuse.
In receiving the instrument of ratification of Convention No. 189 by Bolivia, the Director of the International Labour Standards Department, Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, stated: “Today the Government of Bolivia joins the rank of ILO members who have championed the growing momentum to ensure that this vulnerable category of workers enjoy not only fundamental rights at work but also the full range of other labour rights. By ratifying the Domestic Workers Convention, Bolivia has demonstrated its international commitment to ensure that Bolivian domestic workers enjoy the respect and recognition that they deserve.”
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