Finnish Institute of Occupational HealthMinistry of Social Affairs and Health

Welcome to follow the Launch of the Global Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

The Global Coalition on OSH will be introduced in the Vision Zero Summit Opening Session in Helsinki, Finland.

Tuesday 12 November 2019
9.30 – 10.15 am (local time in Helsinki, Eastern European Time)
8.30 – 9.15 am (CET, Central European Time)
7.30 – 8.15 am (UCT, GMT, Greenwich Mean Time)
Hotel Clarion, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland
Programme
9.30 Opening of the Vision Zero Summit 2019
Welcome Address, Dr. Antti Koivula, Director General, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
9.40 The Launch of the Global Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Moderator: Mr. Wiking Husberg

Speakers
Ms. Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Ms. Vera Paquete-Perdigao, Director of the Governance Department, ILO

Representatives from Governments
Ms. Luisa Guimaraes, Labour Inspector General, National Authority for Labour Conditions of Portugal
Ms. Camila Valenzuela, International Coordinator of the Under-Secretariat for Social Prevision, Ministry of Labour and Social Prevision of Chile

Video Greetings from EU-OSHA

Mr. Rory O'Neill, Representative of the International Trade Union Confederation
Mr. Pierre Vincensini, Representative of International Organization of Employers

Way forward and conclusions
Mr. Joaquim Pintado Nunes, Acting Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, ILO
10.15 End of the Launch

The Global Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health will contribute to the practical implementation of the commitments that have been made in the last decade in global forums such as United Nations SDG, G7, G20, EU OSH Strategy etc. to protect the safety and health of the workers of the world. The idea of a pragmatic global coalition was first proposed at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (Singapore 2017), by the Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health. 

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Coalition. In the Coalition there are also representatives from the European Union (EU), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and several states from all Continents, including Chile, Croatia, Iraq, South Africa and Portugal. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be participating as an observer.

The idea of a pragmatic global coalition was first proposed at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (Singapore 2017) by Finland.