Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention.
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This video is a compilation of the voices from speakers at the side event co-hosted by the ILO and OHCHR at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York on 3 October 2013. The side event was entitled 'Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers.'