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WHO: Workers health and decent jobs
According to the World Health Organisation, the workplace is a key setting for preventing disease and promoting health. The WHO Global Workers' Health Programme addresses the full range of occupational disease and injury risks, environmental, social and individual.WHO says that more than 2 million work-related deaths and about 160 million new occupational disease cases are reported every year, and that occupational risk factors account for a substantial part of chronic disease.

In line with the Sustainable Development Agenda, WHO is providing leadership on a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are impacted by the workplace, namely:

  • SDG 1 Elimination of poverty
  • SDG 3 Health and wellbeing 
  • SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

Download the short January 2019 guide on the 'Contribution of Workers' Health to the SDGs' [pdf]

 

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