News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. ILO Violence and Harassment Convention will enter into force in June 2021

    25 June 2020

    The ratification by Fiji, the second after Uruguay, will allow Convention No. 190 to enter into force in a year’s time.

  2. Virtual high-level event: Guiding the COVID-19 response and recovery towards a better normal free from violence and harassment

    The role of ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206)

  3. Uruguay first to ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention

    12 June 2020

    ILO’s landmark Convention No. 190, on violence and harassment in the work environment, has received its first ratification, taking it a step closer to entering into force.

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    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

  5. Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19

  6. ILO welcomes commitments to ratify Convention on violence and harassment

    03 March 2020

    Argentina, Finland, Spain and Uruguay have all formally committed to ratify the ILO’s Convention that provides an international framework to end violence and harassment in the world of work.

  7. Unions in Ukraine join the campaign to end violence and harassment at work

    05 December 2019

    Trade unions in Ukraine have shown strong committment to ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

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    End violence and harassment in the world of work

    25 November 2019

    "Violence and harassment constitutes one of the greatest threats to decent work. No more excuses. Let’s work together and make the promise of Convention No. 190 a reality for all," says ILO Director-General.

  9. China-Belgium-ILO seminar: unlocking the potential of women to achieve sustainable development

    20 November 2019

  10. Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work

    10 November 2019

    At the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum, the ILO new Convention was presented.

  11. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

  12. Namibia Commits to Ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    30 September 2019

    Namibia announces commitment to ratify the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (No. 190), during major Global Citizen festival in New York.

  13. UNGA74: A Global Mandate to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention (No.190) and Recommendation (No.206)

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    Future of work takes centre stage at UNGA

    24 September 2019

    ILO-led discussions relating to the future of work played a key role at the UN General Assembly in New York. Follow the highlights here.

  15. China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

  16. ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  17. New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  18. English-Speaking Africa Ministers of Labour end summit

    04 March 2019

    The summit, which saw Africa Ministers of Labour from Member states, who are members of the Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) has ended. It was a busy three days, which started with the 45th ARLAC Governing Council, then on the second day, a discussion on the draft standard on ‘violence and harassment in the world of work’; and on the last day, the launch and deliberations of the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work; and concluding on a high note with celebrations of the ILO’s 100 years of existence hosted by the Government of South Africa.

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    Making workplace harassment part of the anti-discrimination struggle

    27 September 2018

    A new report on employment discrimination shows that France is no stranger to discriminatory harassment at work, at a time when a new global standard on the subject is being negotiated at the ILO.

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    Better Work Viet Nam challenges sexual harassment across the factory floor

    14 September 2018

    Still an underreported issue in the country, the joint programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), sheds light on the nature of harassment in the workplace and ways to tackle it.