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At this year’s Rotterdam Convention meeting in May in Geneva (COP 11), Solidar Suisse is calling for the adoption of an amendment of the convention. The ticking time bomb of asbestos must be stopped.
Solidar Suisse has started work in Ukraine. With two local partner organisations, we are helping to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable people in the war-torn country.
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.
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.
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.
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.