Guy Ryder is the Director-General of the International Labour Organization. He was appointed in May 2012 by the ILO’s Governing Body and took office on 1 October. He was re-elected in 2016 for another five-year term. His new term starts on 1 October 2018. He has also been tasked with making the ILO a more effective global organisation. The new standards aim to make working environments safer for all workers.
The ILO is the United Nations agency that oversees international labor standards. This convention is intended to prevent workplace violence. The #MeToo movement inspired the adoption of the new treaty, which will be binding on governments that ratify it. At its annual conference, the treaty passed by a wide margin. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said that the new convention would be the first global instrument that combats violence at work.
The new treaty will take effect once all governments ratify it. While there are many countries that have not ratified it, the U.N. agency is still committed to making the agreement binding on all nations. But, it is unlikely to make headlines until the United States does. That is the goal of the #MeToo movement. And it’s not just about sexual harassment, but also about bullying and violence in the workplace.
The ILO is committed to addressing workplace violence, which is fueled by the #MeToo movement. The new treaty also mandates that the agency address the rights of invisible workers – those working in the informal economy, rural economy, and migrant economy. In fact, the treaty also covers work-related social activities, work-related travel, and communications. The ILO is committed to making the workplace a safer place to work.
The treaty was not adopted unanimously. Some governments opposed a defined list. However, the treaty did win broad consensus. Iran’s representative said that the treaty should be examined in the context of each country. In Iran, the ILO has a zero tolerance policy on workplace harassment. The ILO is committed to this new treaty. In September, it will focus on the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
In addition to the ILO’s international labor standards, the new treaty also addresses the rights of women and men in the workplace. The ILO’s regulations on sexual harassment include provisions on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The new regulations cover travel, social activities, and communication activities. They also include „harassment at work.“ Despite the new treaty, it is still unclear which countries will ratify the treaty.