Cornell University

January 18 2006

Global Labor Institute attends international labor-environment conference

Sean Sweeney at conference in KenyaThe largest ever international labor-environment conference, "Trade Union Assembly on Labor and the Environment," took place in Nairobi, Kenya on January 15-17, 2006.  Representing the Cornell Global Labor Institute, Sean Sweeney joined 150 trade unionists from all five continents to discuss climate change and other environmental concerns.

The conference adopted a resolution (pdf) that offers a way forward for international labor on issues of work, sustainability, and environmental protection. The conference organized by the Madrid-based organization SustainLabour and supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Another labor-environment conference is being organized by the Global Labor Institute on May 8, 2006 at the Cornell Conference Center in Manhattan. For more information, please contact Sean Sweeney, Director, Global Labor Institute, e-mail