Project on Global Estimates of Injuries and Ill-Health at Work and related Cost Estimates: early findings presented at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

During the World Congress on Safety and Health at work, which this year was held in Singapore, from 3 to 6 September 2017, the findings from a major project on the Global Estimates and related costs caused by poor health and safety at work presented.

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ICOH adheres to “Vision Zero campaign”

ICOH adheres to Vision Zero campaignOne of the most relevant outcome of the World Congress on safety and health at work was the launch of the first global "Vision Zero" campaign to improve the safety, health and well-being in the workplace and with the aim of drastically reducing occupational accidents and diseases, investing in a healthy and motivated workforce.

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A global vision of prevention: High-level Special Event at the Singapore World Congress

There are global trends concerning the future of work, but there are differences among individual countries and sectors. A high-level event was held as a part of the Singapore World Congress, where experts shared their global and national perspectives on Future forms of work, one of the ILO’s Centenary Initiatives.

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Information on Bid Submission for ICOH 2024 Congress

Deadline: January 28, 2018

The procedure for bid submission to compete for the venue of future ICOH congresses is indicated in Bye-Law 7, Section 1 that reads:

“Applications for hosting an International Congress should reach the ICOH office at least three months before the first General Assembly of the next International Congress and be signed by at least five members of ICOH in good standing of that country”.

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World Health Assembly elects Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

On 23 May 2017, the Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

ICOH warmly congratulates the new WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, dedicating him a tweet:

“Congrats to @WHO DG @DrTedros champion of global health. ICOH looks forward to continued cooperation for #health of 3.4 billions workers”.

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