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This video "The benefits of enhanced coordination and cooperation between land-use planning and industrial safety" was launched at the UNECE Seminar on Land-Use Planning and Industrial Safety, on 16-17th May 2018 in Mechelen, Belgium.

The accidents shown at the beginning of the video are a reminder of the constant need to ensure that hazardous industrial facilities are safely located and operated. The video highlights that planners and industrial safety experts need to work together, at the earliest stages possible of a programme or project, to identify risks right from the start and take appropriate action to reduce the impacts associated with industrial accidents. The video provides recommendations on how countries can improve their coordination of land-use planning and industrial safety. It was produced by Zoi Environment Network, under the leadership of UNECE and the European Investment Bank, with contributions by the Government of Flanders (Belgium).   

The video "From Sandoz to Sendai" has been launched at the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 October 2017. Different faces of the community highlight the linkages between the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and convey their messages to authorities, operators, the public, and all relevant stakeholders. Read more.

At the occasion of the launch of the video, Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction underlines that “the Industrial Accidents Convention plays a key role in supporting the implementation of one of the main hazards covered under the Sendai Framework i.e. man-made and technological hazards. It does that mainly through encouraging Parties to identify potentially hazardous activities to be able to target preventive measures, preparedness and response and by providing a governance mechanism for regional cooperation to address transboundary disaster risk reduction”

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The film on the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention shows the “United Nations in action” in the field of industrial safety. In his  introductory message to the film, the former United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon stresses that while the Convention has been successful, "more needs to be done". Read more