ILO Convention No. 190 (or C190 for short) is the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.
The Convention was adopted in June 2019, by the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and came into force on 25 June 2021.
Governments that ratify C190 will be required to put in place the necessary laws and policy measures to prevent and address violence and harassment in the world of work. The Convention represents an historic opportunity to shape a future of work based on dignity and respect for all.
The ILO is now embarking on a global campaign to build support for C190, and invites constituents, stakeholders and civil society actors to get involved. The end goal is for the Convention to be ratified and implemented by national governments and legislative assemblies around the world.
Discrimination, violence, and harassment perpetuate inequalities in the world of work. The latest video from the campaign for ratifications of ILO Convention 190 shows why collective action is needed to free the world of work from violence and harassment.
Timor-Leste and Indonesia collaborate to improve Timorese labour inspectors on violence and harassment at work
29 September 2023
Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace
27 September 2023
ILO and Statistics Indonesia strengthen the capacity of inter-ministerial for One Data Indonesia on International Migration
22 August 2023
31 December - 30 November 2022
Practical guidance and tools to prevent and address violence and harassment in the world of work – an OSH perspective
19 December 2022 - 1 November 2023
The proposed project’s objective is to inform better policy-makers on how to prevent and address violence and harassment in the world of work by providing an overview of existing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legal and policy frameworks.