First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

The first international treaty on violence and harassment in the world of work came into force on June 25th 2021 – two years after it was adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC). To date, six countries have ratified the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)  – Argentina, Ecuador, Fiji, Namibia, Somalia and Uruguay. Ratifying countries are legally bound by the provisions of the Convention a year after ratification. Together with Recommendation No. 206 , Convention No. 190 recognizes the right of everyone to a world of work free…

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ILO announces winners of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

To mark 2020s International Migrants Day on 18 December the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced the four winners of its 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration. The ILO received more than 290 entries from 67 countries. An independent panel of five judges  reviewed the entries based on the criteria of creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants and positive portrayal of labour migration. The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues, as balanced and ethical reporting can play an important role in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions,…

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