Report on the who framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC), 4th intergovernmental negotiating body (INB4) Geneva 18-23 March 2002
On the basis of existing data, the 52nd World Health Assembly recognized that tobacco use worldwide results in millions of deaths. The projection to 2030 estimates 10 million deaths, 70% of which occur in developing countries if the pandemic is not controlled. The WHO as chair of the task force deals with the negotiations on the worldˇäs first legally enforceable treaty on tobacco control. It is the intention of WHO to finalize in a few years time such an international convention.
Asbestos and Public Health - the International Dimension
The meeting was chaired by Tony Fletcher of LSHTM and Laurie Kazan-Allen of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. The group of speakers were en route to Brussels for a meeting on Asbestos at the European Parliament with the 13 applicant countries to the EU.
ICOH Network on Tobacco free workplaces
The following is a proposed position of ICOH to support the global effort to achieve tobacco-free workplaces.
ICOH Statement on Child Labour
The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) warmly greets the 89th International Labour Conference and, in particular, the initiatives in relation to decent conditions of work and child labour.