Manal Azzi is a Senior Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO) based in Geneva, Switzerland. In her 16 years with the ILO, she has had the opportunity to supervise interventions around the world. Dr. Azzi currently manages the branch’s work on chemical safety and the environment and leads ILO’s activities on health promotion in the workplace including improved wellbeing, nutrition and the prevention of stress, psychosocial risks, violence and substance abuse in the world of work. She also coordinates the world day for safety and health at work, which focused on the future of work, global megatrends and wellbeing in its 2019 global report. She currently manages a global project to improve OSH in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. She also works on advancing OSH management systems and ILO Conventions 155 and 187 among others, to develop policies and programmes and strengthen national systems on OSH in numerous countries.
Manal holds a Ph.D. in OSH (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences-University of Surrey, UK), a masters in labour law, LLM (University of Leicester), a masters in nutrition, and BSc. in environmental and public health sciences (American University of Beirut), and a degree in biochemistry, human physiology and health education (University of Sydney).