May 5, 2012

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Calling for swift action for a sustainable and equitable recovery

On this May Day, the ITUC and Global Unions are calling on governments to assume their responsibilities and join together to end the crisis. They need to create decent, sustainable jobs and stand up for the rights of people at work.

Maria Neira- A healthier and sustainable future for all workers

Principle 1 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in 1992 asserts that “Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature”. Twenty years later, Rio+20 offers an important opportunity to re-examine and re-establish the relationship between health and sustainable development.

Anabella Rosemberg - The need for a paradigm shift: challenges for achieving social justice in a resource-limited world

At the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, it appeared that a global consensus had been reached that there was an inevitable connection between social justice, environmental protection and economic security. Sustainability was the watchword and there seemed to be a high level of political commitment to that goal. However today, almost twenty years later, very little progress seems to have been made.


Climate Change

Chemical risk

Green Economy


Other issues

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28 April : International Workers Memorial Day

Worldwide, hundreds of thousands die in workplace “accidents”. Millions die of occupational diseases. Every year. Union organisation is the remedy. Prevention is the only cure.


Global Campaign for Climate Action

Civil society in action with 270 organizations

Decisions for Life

Better working conditions for young

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