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Preamble

The Second Meeting of the WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health, which was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, II-14 October 1994, discussed and adopted a proposal for a WHO Global Strategy for ‘Occupational Health for All’. In adopting the strategy, the meeting recognized the urgent need to develop occupational health at a time when rapid changes in working life are affecting both the health of workers and the health of the environment in all countries of the world. The meeting also adopted a proposal for action aimed at implementation of the strategy.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 31, collaborating centres in 27 countries, WHO, the International Labour Office, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Commission on Occupational Health. The WHO Workers’ Health Programme and the Institute of Occupational Medicine of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine were the main organizers of the meeting..