Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work

The Declaration recognizes that safety and health at work is a fundamental human right as stipulated in Art 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Seoul Declaration also calls for building and maintaining a preventive safety and health culture which requires the contribution of all members of society.

Meeting document | Seoul, Republic of Korea | 29 June 2008
The Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work was adopted by a Safety and Health Summit on June 2008 on the occasion of the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

The high-level signatories of the Declaration committed unanimously to pursuing the protection of this fundamental human right through the implementation of the Declaration and committed to actively participate in securing of a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, where the principle of prevention is accorded the highest priority.

Together with the many supporters of the Seoul Declaration, the International Labour Office (ILO) through its Decent Work Agenda, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and its members, and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) committed to promote this preventive safety and health culture worldwide.