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Food safety a right of all people, top UN official tells meeting on food standards

Food safety is not a luxury of the rich, but a right of all people, a top UN official today told representatives from 169 countries gathered in Rome, Italy, to consider the adoption of new standards to safeguard the health of consumers worldwide, while improving global agricultural trade opportunities.

On World Safety Day, UN agency calls for workplace culture of health and safety

With 5,000 workers dying every day from work-related diseases and accidents for an annual total of two million, the United Nations labour agency dedicated this year’s World Day for Safety and Health today to a call for a strong safety and health culture in all enterprises.

UN labour agency calls for new culture to promote workplace safety

As thousands of people around the world gear up to draw attention to workplace safety issues, the head of the United Nations labour agency today called for a new culture of safety to help save the millions of lives and trillions of dollars lost every year due to work-related accidents and illnesses.

UN joins efforts to improve road safety

Responding to the staggering number of deaths and injuries caused by traffic collisions, government representatives from around the world joined top United Nations health officials today in London in a joint effort to improve road safety.

Plans for major review of international food code announced by two UN agencies

Aiming to address emerging health and safety concerns, two United Nations agencies today jointly announced plans to review the international food code.