Step-change needed to get a Paris Agreement that’s ambitious and fair
(Bonn, Germany, 19 October, 2015) – A review of country climate targets reflecting the twin pillars of science and equity has been released by civil society ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris.
At the ICCM4 unions will launch a video and a publication on problems and solutions for occupational exposures to chemical hazards.
Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister and incoming President of the UN climate talks COP21, addressed the Trade Union Climate Summit 80 days before the start of the climate talks in Paris.
With 2015 tipped to be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, negotiators gathering in Bonn this week had a timely reminder of what’s at stake as unprecedented hurricanes and record-breaking heat cast their shadow over the talks.
El Gobierno de China y las empresas relevantes del país deben garantizar una total transparencia en la investigación del desastre químico en Tianjin, incluyendo tanto las causas y los efectos de la explosión, ha pedido un experto independiente de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.
The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.
A new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research revisits some sectoral transitions occurred in the past in the light of the International Labour Conference Conclusions 2013.
From the International Union Confederation
Governments around the world are lagging behind urgent demands to address climate change, with people voicing overwhelming support – particularly in developing countries – for immediate action, the latest ITUC poll revealed.
The IUF has produced with Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and the Swiss-based NGO, Berne Declaration, a report on the use of paraquat in India.
Building Workers’ Power is vital to drive economic, industrial and social transformation. The international system today is heavily stacked against workers and their families, and governments are increasingly cowered by big finance and big business.
In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.