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Vision Zero Fund Forum 2024

The 2024 Vision Zero Fund Forum takes place against the backdrop of ongoing global developments, including the recognition of occupational safety and health (OSH) as a fundamental principle and right at work (FPRW), dynamic changes in the world of work and supply chains, and the urgent need to address the impact of climate change on the safety and health of workers. The Forum will provide a space to collectively shape the future of OSH in supply chains.

Occupational safety and health in supply chains: Challenges and opportunities

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Since the establishment of the Vision Zero Fund (VZF) in 2015, much progress has been made in relation to improving workers’ occupational safety and health (OSH). However, despite these successes and achievements, much work still needs to be done. According to the most recent International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates, 2.93 million workers die every year due to work-related accidents and diseases. This serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges in protecting the well-being of workers worldwide. In the past few years, and especially since the last Vision Zero Fund Forum took place in 2021, several notable developments have taken place in the area of occupational safety and health such as the adoption of the Resolution on the inclusion of a safe and healthy working environment in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work by the Conference in June 2022. The opening session will place VZF within the context of various global developments in the area of occupational safety and health.


Manuela Tomei
Assistant Director-General, Governance, Rights and Dialogue Cluster
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Lilian Tschan
Permanent State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
Hanitra Fitiavana Razakaboana
Minister of Labour, Employment and the Civil Service, Madagascar
Tovar da Silva Nunes
Ambassador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Brazil
Luis Rodrigo Morales
Director of Policy
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Eric Manzi
Deputy General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)


Nozipho Tshabalala
CEO, The Conversation Strategists

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