Adopted on 21 June 2019, the Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206), 2019, are the most recent additions to the realm of international labour law. With their adoption, the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment has been clearly spelled out in international law, along with States’ obligation to respect, promote and realize this right. These instruments represent a piece of paramount importance towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goals 5 (gender equality) and 8 (decent work and economic growth).

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1.1. Filling a gap in international labour standards

1.2. Advancing international labour law

1.3. The innovative elements of Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206