On 9 December 2020, Namibia became the third country, after Uruguay and Fiji, and the first African country, to ratify the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) , a year after it was adopted by the International Labour Conference. At the same time, Namibia deposited the instrument of ratification for the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) , becoming the thirty-first ILO Member State, and the fifth Member State in the African region, to ratify this important Convention.

H.E. Penda Naanda, Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, deposited these instruments of ratification with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in a virtual ceremony.