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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.
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.
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.