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#MeToo arrives at top U.N. labor forum with push for treaty

The ILO, part of the U.N. system, said it identified workplace harassment and violence as an important issue in 2015 — before the #MeToo movement emerged last year.

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Workers on laptops and tablets (AN/Rawpixel Ltd.)

GENEVA (AN) — The world's foremost gathering of labor officials wants to universally define workplace harassment and guarantee workers' rights against violence.

The International Labor Organization, or ILO, is the only international organization of its kind that combines representatives of governments, employers and workers. Its annual conference from May 28 to June 8 plans to focus on harassment and violence at work.

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