ASBESTOS. Not here. Not anywhere.

We know asbestos kills. In some countries, asbestos is still mined, manufactured and used. Every day thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos.

While some people profit, other people die. The World Health Organisation says the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos.

As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere.

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with movements of people in countries in South East Asia in their efforts to see asbestos banned and eradicated.

Not here. Not anywhere.


1. Join APHEDA – contribute to the global organising efforts to eradicate asbestos.

2. Be one of the thousands we need to win – download your solidarity sign.

3. Share your solidarity sign using #NotHereNotAnywhere and/or email it to

4. Use this Action Pack to talk to others and get them signed up too.

5. Download posters for your workplace.

6. Download a presentation and use it to educate others in your workplace and community.

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Frustrations continue over listing of Chrysotile Asbestos at Rotterdam Convention
Rotterdam Convention 2019 wrap up: a successful challenge to consensus doesn’t stop continued frustrations over the listing of chrysotile asbestos.
Media Release: Rotterdam Convention (CoP9) – 10 May 2019
Asian delegation slams the failure for the 7th time to list chrysotile asbestos onto the Rotterdam Convention due to unethical veto of asbestos producer countries and their allies.
Subono Speaks out at Rotterdam Convention Meeting (CoP9)
Subono's story: Subono, a victim of chrysotile asbestos, speaks out on behalf of victims of asbestos related disease at the Rotterdam Convention (CoP9) meeting in Geneva.
Media Release: Rotterdam Convention (CoP9) – 3 May 2019
Rotterdam Convention: A 12-year veto of asbestos producer countries to the listing of chrysotile asbestos costs lives and makes a mockery of scientific evidence and the principles of the Convention
Safe Development Cannot Include Asbestos
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA is calling on the Asian Development Bank to update the Safeguard Policy Statement to include all asbestos products as prohibited investment activities.
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Global Activists tell Rotterdam – List Chrysotile now!
It's time to list chrysotile! In May 2019, representatives of countries from around the globe will meet for the 9th Conference of Parties (CoP) of the Rotterdam convention.
Asbestos Campaign Update – February 2019
2019 is shaping up to be an important year in global efforts to ban asbestos. Here are some of our recent highlights from the Asbestos. Not here. Not anywhere campaign.
Asbestos Campaign Update – January 2019
2018 saw the campaign to ban asbestos in Asia take significant steps forward. Read about the key achievements in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia and find out where the campaign is headed this year.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Delegation studying asbestos visit Vietnam
Australian delegation studying asbestos threats to health in Vietnam commend Prime Minister’s decision to stop asbestos roofsheet production by 2023.
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