GB 295th Session

Occupational safety and health: Synergies between security and productivity

This paper discusses how improved occupational safety and health contributes both to reducing human suffering and also to increasing the quality and quantity of jobs.

Meeting document | 01 March 2006
At its 286th Session (March 2003), the Governing Body endorsed the Global Employment Agenda (GEA) within the Organization’s broader agenda on decent work. 1 This agenda is the Office’s response both to the World Summit on Social Development of 1995 and to the United Nations General Assembly 24th special session of 2000, which called upon the ILO to develop a coherent and coordinated international strategy for the promotion of freely chosen productive employment. The Decent Work Agenda’s main aim is to place employment at the heart of economic and social policies, but not just any employment.