Coen Van Der Veer, BWI
Coen started of his professional career as a biochemical analyst, working on the development of pregnancy tests and at quality assurance of the heparin production. In 1993 he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the youth union, where his professional career in the trade union movement started. After several functions in a range of sectors, he was appointed as national negotiator for the wood sector in the Netherlands, and as representative to the European and Global federations for the same sector. From 2012 to 2014 he was seconded by the Dutch union to the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) in Geneva as Global Coordinator for the Wood and Forestry sector. In FSC he was active as the chair of the Standard & Policy Committee. After a brief intermission in the Netherlands as Secretary-Treasurer for the newly merged FNV, a union with 1 million members covering all sectors in the Netherlands, he resigned in April 2019 to become the Global Director for Wood and Forestry for BWI and the representative to FSC International.
Dafne Papandrea, ILO Labadmin/OSH Branch
After a M.A. in Human Rights and a Master in Occupational Safety and Health, in 2014 she started working with the ILO. She contributed to the organization of several World Day for Safety and Health at Work campaigns, including drafting the global reports. She supported the ILO work in different areas related to safety and health at work, developing reports, guides, awareness raising materials, trainings and practical tools.
Date: Wednesday 12 October
Room: Hibiscus & Frangipani