Mega sporting events events impact vis a vis the construction sector and human rights

MSEs and Human Rights Mega-sporting events (MSEs) have great potential to positively impact people’s lives. Many countries and cities vie for the privilege and prestige of hosting these events, including to generate new jobs, stimulate urban renewal and foster healthy living and sports participation. Past experience has shown that if not managed properly MSEs can … Continue reading Mega sporting events events impact vis a vis the construction sector and human rights

Building & Construction-intro

The construction sector comprises a wide range of economic activity, from individual house building and repair to major engineering works. Construction activity is usually divided roughly equally between housing, non-residential building and civil engineering projects. Construction enterprises range from self-employed individuals to multinational firms operating. The majority of enterprises involved in on-site construction are specialized … Continue reading Building & Construction-intro

New Framework Agreement – Significant Progress in Protecting the Rights of Migrant Construction Work

22 January 2018 By Jin Sook Lee, Gender & Campaign Director, Building and Wood Workers' International, Sarah Tesei, Director of Social Innovation and Human Rights, VINCI   The construction industry in Qatar is an important part of the country’s economic development and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The sector relies on migrant workers who … Continue reading New Framework Agreement – Significant Progress in Protecting the Rights of Migrant Construction Work

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CAN BE SUSTAINABLE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF SDGs

I was privileged to grace the Thomas Allen podcast of International Construction. The topic was on Sustainable building vis a vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The real question was how can the construction industry be sustainable in the confines of the SDGs.   In September 25 2015 States met and adopted a set of … Continue reading THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CAN BE SUSTAINABLE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF SDGs