abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

21 Jun 2019

ILO adopts new Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

In June 2019, the ILO adopted a new Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, at the 108th session of the International Labour Conference.

The Convention provides a broad definition of what "violence and harassment in the world of work" means and where it can take place, and says that everyone in the world of work has the right to be free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence.

It requires governments to take measures to protect workers from violence and harassment, especially women.

The recommendation includes advice for how governments can make these changes.

Our statement is available here.

Find out more here.

Countries that have ratified the Convention are listed here.