Why C190 is essential

The adoption of Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work by the Centenary International Labour Conference in 2019 represents a milestone to celebrate and a challenge for future work.

The agreement recognises the right of all people to be free from violence and harassment in the World of Work. It is essential for the labour force because it:

  • Establishes a new right: the right to not be violated or harassed in the world of work.

  • Acknowledges violence and harassment as cross-cutting phenomena in the world of work.

  • Recognises the importance of freedom of association to guarantee this new right.

  • Recognises the right to equality and nondiscrimination for workers in vulnerable situations.

  • Covers all sectors and explicitly states the inclusion of the public sector.

  • Includes Occupational Safety and Health as fundamental elements in the exercise of this right.