Tuesday, 23.05.2017 - Wednesday, 24.05.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Toward Guiding Principles on Worker Rights and Toxics

This seminar was a follow-up to a March 2017 workshop in Geneva where the need for a more comprehensive approach to prevent and address the severe damages of toxics became apparent, particularly for workers.

The divergence of standards across countries and sectors illustrates the need for more comprehensive and robust standards for States and businesses, particularly those with global value chains. The current UN Special Rapporteur on toxics, Baskut Tuncak, aims at developing Guiding Principles on the subject to protect, respect and fulfill the rights of those most vulnerable to the impacts of toxic chemicals. To achieve this, he wanted to gather information and exchange views with trade unions, NGOs and other experts during this workshop.

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