Partnerships are at the forefront of all the activities of the ILO in the field of HIV and the world of work. The considerable success of the ILO in reaching thousands of workers at risk of, or otherwise affected by HIV, can be attributed to its strong collaboration with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners. In the past biennium, HIV workplace programmes have benefited from financial support from a variety of donors, with the key partners listed below. Increasingly, funds to support workplace programmes are being accessed at the country level through mechanisms such as the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria. In addition, the ILO and its social partners have been able to draw on pools of funds managed by the UN.
Extra-budgetary resources are critical for building capacity of Ministries of Labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations to contribute fully to a multi-sectoral response at national level. More and more countries have incorporated workplace components into National AIDS strategies and the ILO is increasingly called upon to provide technical support for the implementation of national level workplace interventions.