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IOSH to join Global Coalition for Social Justice to promote excellence in OSH

By joining the coalition, IOSH hopes to boost collective efforts towards achieving safer and healthier work environments. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

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IOSH has announced that it is to join the Global Coalition for Social Justice launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in November 2023, which is committed to advancing social justice and decent work

By joining, IOSH hopes both to promote excellence and provide leadership in OSH and boost collective efforts towards achieving safer and healthier working environments through interventions at global, regional, national and enterprise level. 

"Social justice and sustainability are at the heart of IOSH’s vision of a safe and healthy world of work. They’re woven into our mission as a membership organisation, charity and NGO; and they’re a fundamental part of our strategy, Activate 2028. It’s right and just to assure the safety, health and wellbeing of all workers – whether in the formal or the informal economy, and we champion a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work," said Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, chief executive of IOSH.

Collective action

Marijamna Zivkovic Mtegha, strategic engagement manager, IOSH added, “This new worldwide coalition will serve as a platform to generate increased political commitments, foster concrete actions in support of national priorities towards advancing social justice and decent work – committed to leaving no one behind – and create a forum for exchange and dialogue."

The Global Coaltion for Social Justice aims to foster multilateral cooperation and partnerships, accelerating progress towards the achievement of the SDGs. It serves as a platform to generate political commitments, investments and concrete actions that support social justice in alignment with national priorities.

Nearly three million workers die every year due to work-related accidents and diseases, according to the ILO, underlining the persistent challenges in safeguarding the health and safety of workers globally.

 

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