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BWI affiliates urged to support the amendment of Rotterdam Convention, Article 22

BWI affiliates in South Asia have been be encouraged to submit letters to their respective Governments in support of a proposal to amend Article 22 of the Rotterdam Convention being considered at the conference – which runs from 25 April to 5 May. The current voting system allows a single government in the pocket of the asbestos, chemical or pesticides lobby to block the listing of even the most dangerous substances under the ‘prior informed consent’ system, which requires a health warning to accompany exports.

Bangladesh: National Occupational Safety and Health Day

What:              National Occupational Safety and Health Day

When:             Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:30 am

Where:            Krishibid Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Who:        Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Commerce

Mr. Md. Mujibul Haque, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Labour and Employment

Mikail Shipar, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment

Mr. Srinivas B Reddy, Country Director, ILO

Please note that a rally will take place before the ceremony from the DIFE Office in Karwan Bazaar starting 9.30am (Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave) to the Krishibid Institution.


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