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March 24, 2017 12:43 pm

UN Commission Adopts Israeli Resolution Aimed at Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment, Marking ‘Noteworthy’ Diplomatic Achievement for Jewish State

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Israeli UN Mission.

An Israeli resolution aimed at eliminating workplace sexual harassment has been adopted by consensus by the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

“The adoption of this resolution at the UN is a noteworthy achievement and an additional step towards the realization of Israel as a significant player at the UN,” Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon said in a statement on Friday. “Israel is proud to promote this important cause as we strive to put an end to this unacceptable scourge. The struggle against sexual harassment, and the successful promotion of women in the workplace, are of utmost importance and deserve suitable attention at the UN.”

Nelly Shiloh — the head of the Israeli UN Mission’s Human Rights Division who was in charge of promoting the resolution — stated, “We thank all the member-states who supported this important resolution as part of the effort to put an end to this dangerous menace and support women around the world. Israel is proud to fight for human rights and against sexual harassment from the UN.”

According to Israel’s UN Mission, the resolution “denounces sexual harassment in the workplace and encourages UN member-states to adopt a number of steps aimed at combating the phenomenon. The resolution also focuses on education and raising awareness, and it calls on the secretary-general to issue a comprehensive report on the topic.”

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