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Global pact on workplace harassment almost ready, tricky issues remain: ILO

The U.N. labour agency began negotiations on the treaty a year ago as the #MeToo global movement against sexual harassment shone a spotlight on the issue.

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Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters Geneva
A global treaty aimed at protecting workers from violence and harassment is expected to be agreed next month, though some "tricky" issues remain, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

The unresolved issues are focused on the extent to which employers should be held responsible for such behaviour and on whether to include specific reference to protecting LGBTi people, ILO director-general Guy Ryder said.

African states in particular are opposed to including LGBTi (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) people among groups deemed vulnerable to violence or harassment in the workplace, sources close to the talks told Reuters.

The U.N. labour agency,

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 5:22 PM IST

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