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Media advisory

WHO/ILO joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury reveal numbers of deaths related to work

Media advisory | 14 September 2021
Launch of the first joint estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on work-related disease and injury burden.


  • WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder
  • Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO, Dr Maria Neira
  • Director, Governance and Tripartism Department, ILO, Vera Paquete-Perdigao
  • Technical Officer, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO, Dr Frank Pega
  • Statistician, Labour Administration/Occupational Safety and Health, ILO, Balint Nafradi


Friday 17 September 2021, 14:00 CEST


Virtual press conference via zoom. Accredited journalists should email press contacts below for login details.

The event will also be live streamed on WHO’s social media channels Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram.

To receive the embargoed material please contact Ceridwen Johnson or

Please note that the embargo lifts at 14:00 CEST on Friday 17 September 2021.

For more information please contact:

Ceridwen Johnson, WHO Geneva, World Health Organization, Tel: +4179/5789678
Andre Muchnik, WHO Geneva, World Health Organization,
Rosalind Yarde, ILO Geneva, International Labour Organization, Tel: +4122/7997697,