Doha, Qatar, May 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- While observing the International Labor Day which is also referred as May day and Workers day Dr. Naseer Homoud Goodwill Ambassador and Director of Middle East office for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council while addressing the media said “Workers' Day reminds us of the inequalities which prevails in our civilization. Inequalities which exist within countries and also between different regions of the world. This day is to honor and acclaim the rights of the workers all across the world. It is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement.”
As per the records of ILO, approximately two million workers lose their lives annually due to occupational injuries and illnesses, with accidents causing at least 350,000 deaths a year. For every fatal accident, there are an estimated 1,000 non-fatal injuries, many of which result in lost earnings, permanent disability and poverty. The death toll at work, much of which is attributable to unsafe working practices, is the equivalent of 5,000 workers dying each day, three persons every minute. “Such records show that there exists dire need to draw immediate attention of world community towards honoring workers right,” Dr. Homoud said.
On this occasion Dr. Homoud extended his greetings for all workers community and held in high esteem their contribution in making this world prosperous. He reaffirmed his commitment to fight for the rights of the workers. He added “it is a well established fact that workers are the real partners of any development all across the world. The rights of workers should not be jeopardized and if we dream of an egalitarian society the rights of workers have to be duly acknowledged and honored.”
Dr. Homoud maintained that through Workers' Day many workers and movements around the world voice their opposition towards exploitation, discrimination and unemployment and their support towards values such as solidarity, global justice and equality. “We join the many voices which are calling for structural changes in the world economic system so that more equality can result”, he added. “Notwithstanding the governments’ efforts to bring equality between men and women on the work place, reality in some countries is still far away from this. We therefore support calls for more action towards this issue,” Dr. Homoud said.
While calling the world to support IIMSAM and the cause undertaken by it under guidance of His Excellency Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona Director General of the IIMSAM, Dr. Homoud urged that it is well known that due to global warming, rates of poverty thus malnutrition and hunger are increasing in alarming proportion and it is a disturbing factor for marginalized workers community particularly their vulnerability to conflict in affected areas. Speaking further he contended that right to food and equality should be ensured for all workers working in conflicted areas.