A factory worker is seen smiling during her shift in a footwear manufacturing plant in Cambodia. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO

How can we promote the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment?

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The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023 global dialogue will explore how to implement a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.  The event will promote the new fundamental right which was recognized in the 2022 International Labour Conference Resolution and will include discussion on the action ILO tripartite constituents can take moving forwards.

Key moments

playManuela Tomei, ILO – Opening remarks
Duration: 3:36
playRoberto Suárez Santos, International Organization of Employers (IOE)
Duration: 6:22
playOwen Tudor, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Duration: 2:48
playHigh-level government statements of support from around the world
Duration: 13:16
playJoaquim Pintado Nunes presents recent developments on a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right
Duration: 8:08

Opening Remarks

Roberto Suárez Santos
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Owen Tudor
Deputy Secretary-General
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Manuela Tomei
Assistant Director-General, Governance, Rights and Dialogue Cluster
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Paulina Brandberg
Minister for Gender Equality and Working Life, Sweden
Pablo Mieres Gómez
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Uruguay
Julien Yombouno
Minister of Labour and Public Service, Guinea


Joaquim Pintado Nunes
Labadmin/OSH Branch Chief
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Manal Azzi
OSH Team Lead
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Ho Siong Hin
International Association of Labor Inspection
Ruth Lake
Director of Strategic and Commercial Development
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Kristiaan De Meester
Senior Advisor
Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Denis Kouassi Charles
The Inter-African Occupational Risk Prevention
Rebecca L Reindel
Safety & Health Director
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO)

Closing remarks

Vera Paquete-Perdigao
Governance Department Director
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Sharanjit Leyl

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