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Unfulfilled promise

It was an electrifying moment. It was the last hour before the International Labor Organization (ILO) International Labor Conference 2019 would end. 2019 was the Centenary Year of ILO. The Plenary Hall in the Palais de Nations in Geneva was packed with delegates. Emotions, tiredness and the balmy weather made the situation tense. However, every delegate was all ears, listening to the final recommendations of a new ILO Convention. History was being made on 21 June 2019 as delegates were ready to vote for adoption of a new labor standard to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. I was there as President Employers Federation of Pakistan, and representing the private sector of the country.