safety

World of work is changing fast, but prevention remains best bet against sickness and injury: ILO 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, occupational safety and health specialist Manal Azzi, discusses the pros and cons of technological innovation at work, as well as sustainable solutions to combat climate change, highlighting that prevention really is the key. 

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UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces

Up to 90 per cent of women report that they’ve been harassed on their way to work, according to information cited by UN Women.

The agency is holding a four-day forum in Mexico City looking at ways to make public spaces safe and empowering for women and girls.

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Libyan women face lack of midwives and gender-based violence

Libyan women are suffering from a rise in gender-based violence and a lack of trained midwives, making childbirth more hazardous.

That’s according to Georges Makram Georgi, from the UN’s Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Aviation is “enabler” of sustainable development

Aviation is a “catalyst or enabler” of sustainable development, according to the head of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Safer cities for women: one project takes off in the Philippines

One suburb of the Filipino capital, Manila, is trying to confront the issue of violence against women using a novel form of community patrolling.

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More protection needed for defenders of human rights

Human rights workers need greater protection from governments around the world.

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“No safety” for women of Iraq

There’s “no safety for women” in Iraq, according to the founder of a network which operates underground shelters there for female survivors of abuse.

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World seeing “explosion” of refugees

The world is seeing an “explosion” of refugees as a result of multiple crises in the Middle East and Africa; that’s according to António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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UN atomic agency reviews Czech Republic’s largest national electricity company

An international team led by United Nations nuclear safety experts today completed a review of corporate safety performance at CEZ, the largest national electricity company in the Czech Republic, to address safety operations at the Dukovany and Temelin nuclear power plants.

Lamenting car crash deaths, UN chief urges greater attention to road safety

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lamented the tragedy of needless deaths and injuries from road accidents and exhorted the world to intensify efforts to minimize the crashes by coming up with innovative plans to reduce the risks associated with them.