First Asian country to ratify ILO


THE Philippines has made history as the first Asian country to ratify a convention to end workplace violence and harassment, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.

The ILO said yesterday that the Philippines deposited the instrument of ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention 2019 (No. 190) with ILO Deputy Director-General Celeste Drake on Tuesday.

By depositing the instrument of ratification, the Philippines becomes the 38th country in the world and the first Asian country to ratify Convention No. 190, it added.

Convention No. 190 is the first international labor standard to address violence and harassment in the world of work comprehensively, according to the ILO.

Under the convention, members are mandated to adopt, in consultation with representative employers’ and workers’ organisations, inclusive, gender-responsive strategies for preventing and eradicating workplace violence and harassment. — Xinhua

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