The Week on

Safety, Health & Well-being for All

Osaka, Kansai, Japan

16 to 19 July 2025

Empowered by the World's Leading Organizations for

Occupational Safety and Health

Safety, Health and Well-being at the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan

EXPO2025, Osaka, Japan will take place from April to October 2025 under the captivating theme "Designing Future Society for Our Lives." This theme, along with the Expo’s sub-themes of "Saving Lives," "Empowering Lives," and "Connecting Lives," fully aligns with the objectives of the Tokyo Declaration on Vision Zero for All, adopted in May 2022 at the Vision Zero Summit Japan. Consequently, the decision was made to launch a Global Initiative for Safety, Health, and Well-being at EXPO2025 and beyond (GISHW).

The goal of this new initiative is monumental: to improve the quality of work and life for the more than 8 billion inhabitants of our planet. To achieve this objective, we have invited leading international safety, health, and well-being organizations, networks, and professionals from around the world to join the Global Initiative. We are immensely grateful for the support received from these organizations and individuals, enabling us to form a unique multilateral partnership for safety, health, and well-being and to officially establish the GISHW in less than one year.

GISHW is proud to announce that the Safety, Health, and Well-being program is scheduled to be held as part of EXPO2025 from July 16 to 19, 2025 in current schedule, marking a historic milestone for the comprehensive package of safety, health, and well-being programs to be incorporated for the first time in Expo history. This provides an unparalleled opportunity to orchestrate a series of events dedicated to safety, health, and well-being that will resonate with the global audience attending the Expo in Osaka or engaging online.

During the program, Expo visitors and SHW experts from around the world will have the opportunity to enjoy six exciting activities: a Summit, a World Assembly, an ILO Youth Congress, an International Symposium, a Festival, and a Theme Park/Exhibition..

Join the global Occupational Safety, Health, and Well-being Community for an exciting exchange about the future of prevention in a rapidly changing world of work. GISHW warmly invites you to join us in Osaka in July 2025 and discover how you can contribute to building a safe, healthy, and socially sustainable future society for our lives.
Dr. Masao Mukaidono
Honoray Chair of GISHW Executive Committee
Chairman of IGSAP
Dr. Toshihiro Fujita
Chair of GISHW Executive Committee
Director of IGSAP
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Towards a safer future: Rethinking workplace safety globally

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) - Address at Vision Zero Summit Japan 2022

Organisations participating in the GISHW

Global Initiative for Safety, Health & Wellbeing

The Global Initiative for Safety, Health, and Well-being (GISHW) is committed to building a socially sustainable future society, guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the ISSA’s Vision Zero mindset. Central to its mission is prioritizing individual safety, health, and well-being in the workplace as a key to global welfare
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