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World Refugee Day

– Worldwide, 100 million people are on the run. On World Refugee Day on 20 June, Solidar Suisse is drawing attention to the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
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Action in Geneva: Stop asbestos

– Together with over 30 organizations, we called on the delegates in Geneva to act at this year's conference on the Rotterdam Convention: Asbestos should finally be banned worldwide. The substance still causes over 200,000 deaths per year.
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ILO: Major breakthrough in occupational safety and health

– A historic decision: The International Labour Conference decided to include a safe and healthy working environment in the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
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Occupational Safety and Health as fundamental Rights

– Why it is crucial that health and safety in the workplace are fundamental workplace rights, explains Manal Azzi, expert at the International Labour Organization ILO.
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Convention with deadly flaws

– The 2022 Conference of the Parties (COP 10) takes place in Geneva from 6 to 17 June. Solidar Suisse is calling for an improvement of the Rotterdam Convention. In focus: the ticking time bomb of asbestos.
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"It's the poor that get sick"

– Asbestos is not banned in most African countries and continues to be used or even extracted in mines. The Building and Wood Workers' International is campaigning for an asbestos ban.
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