XX World Congress on Safety
and Health at Work 2014

Global Forum for Prevention

24–27 August 2014 · Frankfurt · Germany

The Organizers

International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)

The German Social Accident Insurance

The national host of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention is the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). The DGUV is the umbrella association of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions. For 125 years, these institutions have been specialists in prevention, rehabilitation and compensation. The statutory accident insurance in Germany protects all employees against the consequences of occupational and commuting accidents, work-related health hazards and occupational diseases. The protection of the statutory accident insurance also extends to schoolchildren, students, children in daycare facilities and voluntary workers. Altogether, around 75 million people and 4 million companies and institutions are insured.


The International Labour Organization

The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' agency of the United Nations that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.


The International Social Security Association

The ISSA is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations. The ISSA’s aim is to promote dynamic social security as the social dimension in a globalizing world by supporting excellence in social security administration. Founded in 1927, the ISSA Secretariat has its headquarters at the International Labour Office, in Geneva. The ISSA provides information, research, expert advice and platforms for members to build and promote dynamic social security systems worldwide. The vision of dynamic social security provides a framework for the ISSA's action. In line with the mandate of the ISSA, dynamic social security ties improvements in social security outcomes to the capacities of social security institutions.