Geneva — The International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted a landmark convention on Friday on preventing violence and harassment in the workplace, following tough negotiations between governments, employers and labour groups.

The text approved by an overwhelming majority at a conference marking the ILO’s 100th anniversary will become legally binding once it is ratified by national parliaments.

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