On the final day of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) annual conference this month, the UN labor body adopted a new treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace. The treaty, fueled by the #MeToo movement, aims to “protect workers, irrespective of contractual status, from harassment in places where they are paid, taking a rest, eating or using sanitary facilities.” More details here.

Also this month, the nation of Argentina came to a standstill when thousands of people took part in a general strike as a protest to government policies and the rising cost of inflation.