De acuerdo con lo que reporta el documento CONPES , para los municipios con población afro mayor a o igual al 30%, dobla la concentración. The first is CONPES which enhances the region’s role in the national economy. The second policy is CONPES purportedly aiming to improve the . The second policy is CONPES. purportedly aiming to improve the socio- economic conditions of the Afro-. Colombian minority. The major.

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The Committee requests the Government to indicate the manner in which Act No. The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments. In this respect, the Committee notes that the Government provides information indicating that: According to the report, the scant amount of statistical information that exists with respect to these peoples hampers the adoption of adequate government policies.

The Committee notes Act No. While noting the importance of adopting long-term measures to combat discrimination, the Committee asks the Government to provide specific information on the impact of coneps measures adopted and the results achieved with a view to addressing discrimination based on race, colour and social copes.

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While noting all these measures, the Committee notes that the Government provides no information on the impact of the measures and programmes it referred to in its previous observation. With regard to the specific measures for the education and training of indigenous peoples, the Government states that under the —14 National Development Plan, several measures have been taken, ensuring their autonomy, for the establishment of an indigenous education system, policy guidelines for higher education have been laid down and an intercultural public universities project has been developed.

It also requests the Government to take steps to ensure that no investigations into the social background of job candidates are carried out which result in discrimination on the basis of social origin and that measures are taken to prohibit discriminatory vacancy announcements. The Committee recalls that addressing sexual harassment only through criminal proceedings is not sufficient due to the sensitivity of the issue, the higher burden of proof which is harder to meet and the fact that criminal law does not address the wide spectrum of behaviours constituting sexual harassment in employment and occupation.

The Government refers to a programme set up by the Office of the President to design strategies and action for the development of the Afro-Colombian people, which is divided into five strategic axes: Direct Request Discrimination on the basis of race, colour and social origin. It also asks the Government to provide information on the impact of each of the measures adopted in terms of improving access of Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples to the education system and the labour market, and ensuring their traditional occupations.


Even though the Government has adopted a series of measures and plans in relation to the Afro-Colombian peoples, the independent expert considered that they were insufficiently enforced and urged the Government to adopt general anti-discrimination legislation which lays down civil and criminal penalties.

Discrimination based on conprs. The Committee stresses the importance of continuity in the activities undertaken and of reporting on their effects and outcomes with a view to determining the extent to which they contribute to the achievement of gender equality, as foreseen in Article 3 f of the Convention. Direct Request EPLex Employment protection legislation database. The Committee also requests the Government to indicate whether similar studies have been produced or specific education and training measures have been adopted for indigenous peoples and, if so, to supply information on their impact on access to employment and occupations for the indigenous peoples.

Observation (CEACR) – adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

The Committee notes that the Government indicates that under the Directorate of Fundamental Rights at Work two sub-directorates have been established, one for the protection of labour rights and the other to promote social organization, with a view to intensifying measures to prevent discrimination against Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples. The Government states, however, that a system to follow up cases of sexual harassment at the workplace conppes been developed consisting of a compendium of information and complaints, which will enable labour inspectors to intervene, together with a protocol conppes receiving sexual harassment complaints for the purpose of providing legal advice and informing labour inspectors and public prosecutors.

Compendium of court decisions. The Committee xonpes that section 2 of the Act refers to sexual harassment as abuse in the workplace which takes the form of violence against the sexual freedom of the worker. According to the Government, the purpose of the law is to establish mechanisms to bring about real and effective equality in both the public and the private sectors.

These committees are to be established before 20 October The Committee again requests the Government to provide conpss on action in favour of indigenous women formulated by the Presidential Office for Equal Rights for Women and the results achieved with regard to 36660, vocational training, employment and occupation. The Committee requests the Government to provide information on the impact and outcome of the programmes and measures referred to in the present report and previously, including those adopted under Act No.

Furthermore, Ministry of Labour Resolution No. French – Spanish View all Printable version. The Committee requests the Government to send specific information on the abovementioned measures and plans and their impact on the elimination of discrimination in access to employment and occupation on the basis of social origin, race, colour or physical characteristics.

Work is also under way on an equity seal to be used as a means of certifying private companies and public institutions that apply gender equality measures. The report states that the estimated rate of illiteracy among the Afro-Colombian population is 30 per cent double the national average. Discrimination based on sex.


Other comments on C Observation The Act lays down the obligation to prevent harassment through specific measures and establishes penalties for persons directly responsible for harassment and for employers who have not taken the necessary steps to prevent it. The Committee also requests the Government to provide information on the measures taken to give effect to the Equal Opportunities Act No.

The Committee notes that the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. The Committee notes that the CONPES study evaluates the programmes implemented from to and makes a series of time-bound recommendations to various state bodies and institutions relating to education, training and employment for Afro-Colombian peoples. The Committee, therefore, requests the Government to provide further information on sexual harassment measures taken by the labour inspectorate and the Ministry of Labour, and on the number of complaints filed and the outcome thereof.

The Government is also asked to provide information on the measures aimed specifically at women belonging to these groups and the impact of such measures. The Committee also asks the Government to provide information on the application of section 3 of Act No.

Two forums have also been held for the benefit of these two groups in order to ascertain the work-related problems they face and to establish the policy guidelines to be followed by the Ministry of Labour.

Search User guide Glossary. In its previous comments the Committee noted the information supplied by the Government concerning anti-discrimination measures adopted as part of national development programmes and the programmes promoted, inter alia, by the Ministry of Social Protection, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Conps Training Service.

The Committee notes that in its observations the CUT refers in general terms to the persistence of discrimination against women in the labour market, as reported in its previous comments.

Observation (CEACR) – adopted 2012, published 102nd ILC session (2013)

The Committee notes that in the context of these strategies a number of practical measures have already been adopted including the award of collective land titles, measures to set up a Pacific university system, assistance to basic and higher education, improvement of the educational availability, arrangements with employers to conclude agreements with the communities and measures to include these peoples in formal employment.

EPLex Employment protection legislation database. Other comments on C 3660 French – Spanish View all Printable version. In this regard, the Committee notes the study No. Compendium of court decisions.