1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    - The new labour standard is the first human rights instrument to focus on HIV and AIDS in the world of work, and was adopted - by an overwhelming majority - by governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from ILO member States at the International Labour Conference in June 2010.

  2. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    - The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. ..

  3. Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. An education and training manual

    A valuable educational and training tool, this comprehensive manual offers practical guidance for formulating viable policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work. ...

  1. Report of the Director-General - First Supplementary Report: Global Action Plan to promote implementation of the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200)

    The Global Action Plan sets out the actions proposed to be taken by the Office in providing technical and advisory support to the constituents to assist them in giving effect to Recommendation No. 200.


  1. Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at work in Mozambique: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, and economically empowering women, young people and people working in the informal economy who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  2. Preventing HIV in Ethiopia: The MULU Worksites Project: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The MULU Worksites project is a USAID/PEPFAR-funded project managed by World Learning Ethiopia in partnership with FHI 360, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The project seeks to implement gender-responsive workplace HIV combination prevention programmes that will strengthen the HIV response in large-scale workplaces employing over 500 persons. Construction, agriculture, leather, cement, mining and manufacturing sectors are a vital entry point for combination prevention, as they employ women and men engaged in high-risk behaviours such as commercial and transactional sex, and multiple concurrent partnerships.

  3. HIV prevention, care and treatment at work in Indonesia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO has been working closely with its constituents to implement workplace programmes on HIV prevention, care and support, and to prevent HIV employment-related stigma and discrimination.

  4. Economically empowering the HIV-vulnerable population along transport corridors in Tanzania: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2011 the ILO has managed an HIV and AIDS vulnerability reduction programme along Tanzania’s transport corridors of Chalinze, Ilula, Mafinga, Makambako, Tunduma and Kyela. This innovative approach reduces the impact of the epidemic by focusing on members of the local communities lying along these transport corridors. The economic empowerment and gender equality approach, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), provides skills and resources through the Innovation Fund to beneficiaries to help them start or improve their business, and to form groups and cooperatives to improve their livelihoods, thereby reducing their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS.

  5. Empowering HIV-vulnerable people along transport corridors in Zimbabwe: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2011 the ILO has established a programme along the transport corridors in Chirundu, Kotwa, Nyamapanda, Beitbridge and Ngundu that provides HIV prevention and care services for transport workers and populations operating along these corridors, and business-related services that enable vulnerable populations to start or improve their business, form cooperatives and access funds to improve their resilience to the impacts of HIV.

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    Reducing HIV vulnerability in Zambia through economic empowerment: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    To create gainful employment as an avenue for economic empowerment and, eventually, to reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, the ILO signed and ratified a Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF) grant with Cavmont Bank in Zambia, kick-starting a public-private partnership in Zambia. The project is linked to the ILO’s Corridor Economic Empowerment Project (CEEP) to reduce HIV vulnerability along the main transport corridors in Southern Africa.

  7. HIV Prevention and Care in India: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Partnerships are at the forefront of all ILO activities in the field of HIV and the world of work. The 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.

  8. Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises (SHARE): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises (SHARE) taps into the resources of the public and private sectors for the benefit of workers, their families, and enterprises – not to mention national economies. SHARE’s principal objectives are to help overcome HIV employment-related discrimination and to prevent HIV by reducing risky behaviours among workers in selected economic sectors, especially those that might be more vulnerable to HIV due to working and related living conditions.

  9. Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: A multi-country study in Africa

    24 April 2015

    This ILO study presents a comprehensive assessment of the characteristics that make HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives effective.

  10. AIDS is Everyone's Business!

    16 March 2015

    This publication is a collection of messages of support of the "Getting to zero at work" campaign and the VCT@WORK initiative, received from employers' organizations and the private sector over the past three years.

  11. Respecting human rights in the implementation of the VCT initiative: operational guidelines

    02 March 2015

    This publication provides guidance on the protection of human rights in the implementation of the VCT@Work initiative — Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing initiative for workers. The guidelines have been developed by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), in consultation with the Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and AIDS Workplace Policy/Programmes and Private Sector Engagement.

  12. Handbook on HIV and AIDS for labour inspectors

    12 February 2015

    ILOAIDS develops a new Handbook, in collaboration with LABADMIN/OSH, to strengthen labour inspectors’ capacity to address HIV and AIDS —including discrimination, gender equality and occupational safety and health issues— in their day-to-day work.

  13. Why should AIDS be part of the Africa Development Agenda?

    04 February 2015

    African leaders have the power to create a future of opportunity for their people by accelerating implementation of their commitment to ending AIDS in a new road map grounded in principles of social justice and inclusive growth.


  1. Strengthening the world of work response to HIV and AIDS: Public-Private Partnership

    09 October 2014

    The ILO is the lead UN agency for HIV and AIDS policies and programmes in the world of work and private sector mobilization. The ILO programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work plays a key role in the global HIV responses through workplaces.

  2. Leaving No One Behind: Reaching Key Populations through workplace action on HIV and AIDS

    15 July 2014

    This literature review was commissioned to contribute to the body of knowledge on reaching key populations with HIV services. It sought to demonstrate how the workplace and/or the workforce could be creatively used to increase access to HIV services for key populations.

  3. Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

    30 June 2014

    This report highlights the challenges faced by workers living with HIV and their households in accessing social protection programmes, examines the effects of such programmes on their lives and makes evidence-based recommendations.

  4. Social Protection and HIV

    17 April 2014

  5. Youth Employment and HIV

    17 April 2014

  6. Labour Migration and HIV

    17 April 2014

  7. Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in youth employment

    24 March 2014

    This publication aims to support governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations as well as other stakeholder in addressing HIV and AIDS among young people and combatting discrimination and stigmatization of young workers affected by the HIV epidemic. It includes guidelines and concrete examples that can be used by actors working on HIV and AIDS as well as youth employment initiatives.