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National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
4
Status
Published
Date of creation
2001-11-27 18:04 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org/34)
Date of last update
2010-01-11 11:39 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-11 11:39 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
ILO Study on the Impacts of Modern Technology
Contact person
International Labour Service
Executive Director
ILO
9, routes des Marillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Switzerland
Url:http://www.ilo.org
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Switzerland (coordinated from Geneva)
  • Global
Type of initiative
Start Date
2001-01-01
Ending date
2001-12-31
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Type of Organization: UN Agency
Budget information
ILO members
Availability of funds for participants
Yes
Activity details
Description of the initiative
In 1993, the International Labour Conference adopted a resolution concerning exposure to and safety in the use of biological agents in the workplace. The governing body of the ILO requested that the Director-General to take fully into account in the ILO programme the question of exposure to and safety in the use of biological agents at work; and consideration of the need for international instruments in order to minimize the risks to workers, the public and the environment. ILO prepared a study on the impact of modern technology, including gene technology, on workers' health and the environment. The study identifies potential risks related to the introduction of these new technologies.

International level activities
Publications
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Goals
To look into exposure to and safety in the use of biological agents at work
To study the impact of modern and gene technology on workers' health and the environment

Objectives
To address biotechnology safety, risk assessment and management issues in the workplace.

Main outcomes
1) A study on the impact of modern technology, including gene technology, on workers' health and the environment.
General thematic area(s)
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety