Stakeholders & projects


  • Environmental health
    WHO’s work on occupational health is governed by the Global Plan of Action on Workers’ Health (2008–2017), endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2007.
  • Health Impact Assessment
    Health Impact Assessment. Promoting health across all sectors of activity.
  • Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health
    The Network of Collaborating Centres is currently working on its Workplan objectives for the period 2012-2017. The purpose is to implement the Global Plan of Action on Workers' Health, 2008-2017.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Environmental health
    The environment is a major determinant of health, estimated to account for almost 20% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. In 1989, concerned about the growing evidence of the impact of hazardous environments on human health, WHO/Europe initiated the first ever environment and health process, towards a broad primary prevention public health approach, and to facilitate intersectoral policy-making.

European Commission (EC)

  • DG Environment
    The Directorate-General for Environment is the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment. It aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations, proposing and implementing policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.
  • DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL)
  • DG Health and Food Safety
    DG Health and Food Safety is responsoible for making Europe a healthier, safer place, where citizens can be confident that their interests are protected. The DG aims to: - protect and improve public health - ensure Europe's food is safe and wholesome - protect the health and welfare of farm animals - protect the health of crops and forests

European Environment Agency (EEA)

  • Environmental health
    The European Environment Agency is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • Occupational Health
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Environmental health
    The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations.
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