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  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.

2010

  1. On the right track - A training toolkit on HIV/AIDS for the railway sector

    01 January 2010

2009

  1. Newsletter of the Sida-funded ILO programme on HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation in the world of work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Issue number 3, October 2009

    03 October 2009

    This issue provides insight into how cooperatives are responding to HIV/AIDS by building economic resiliency to mitigate the impact of the epidemic. One feature tells the story of how an Ethiopian woman was able to increase her livelihood thanks to the ILO Start and Improve Your Business programme. Another story focuses on activities by the cooperative project in Cameroon aimed at improving the quality of life for women affected by HIV/AIDS. A feature from Tanzania highlights the need for better entrepreneurship skills, a reminder that high levels of poverty and HIV prevalence in project areas are closely linked. Finally, two articles on the transport sector response underscore how the impact of the ILOAIDS/Sida programme is resonating far beyond the sector itself.

  2. A Training Manual for Enterprises on HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy and Programmes & Public-Private Partnerships

    01 September 2009

    This manual was developed for enterprises to provide them with guidelines for workplace policies and programmes & public-private partnerships (PPPs). Section I describes the strategy for developing and implementing HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes /PPP within enterprises. Section II covers aspects of training peer educators in enterprises such as training objectives, session objectives and methodology, as well as important tips regarding the logistics of training. Section III includes resource materials on all sessions of the training. It also gives references and useful web links for regular updates of information. Section IV includes handouts that can be used in training by peer educators.

  3. A handbook for People Living with HIV on Advocacy at Workplaces

    01 September 2009

    This handbook has been developed for PLHIV to use as a tool to strengthen their advocacy efforts, particularly at workplaces, by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project, Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the World of Work: A Tripartite Response, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the Indian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (INP+). The objectives of the handbook are: to present the basic concept of workplace advocacy to PLHIV; and to provide guidelines to PLHIV for conducting advocacy sessions with the key stakeholders in the world of work – the government, employers, and trade unions.

  4. Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the World of Work: A Tripartite Response. A documentation of Good Practices.

    01 September 2009

    India’s National AIDS Control Programme aims to develop a multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in key ministries is seen as a key strategy. The Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE), an institution of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, reaches out to 300,000 workers annually through its workers’ education programmes. CBWE, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), has mainstreamed HIV in its programmes that reach workers in the formal as well as informal economy in India. This case study provides insights into the process, experiences and lessons of the way CBWE has mainstreamed HIV/AIDS in its programmes.

  5. Facts on HIV and Work

    01 June 2009

  6. Update: International labour standard on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 June 2009

  7. Mandatory HIV testing for employment of migrant workers in eight countries of South-East Asia: From discrimination to social dialogue

    01 January 2009

    This study, undertaken by the ILO and IOM, reviewed the legislations and policies of eight countries in South-East Asia with the purpose of promoting informed discussions between governments and workers’ and employers’ organizations on mandatory HIV testing for migrant workers. The desk review of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam pointed out that despite the existence of national laws and policies protecting workers against HIV-based discrimination and mandatory HIV testing in these countries, those that are mainly countries of origin permit and facilitate pre-departure health examinations of migrant workers, and these include an HIV test where required by the receiving country. From an ILO and IOM perspective, however, any HIV testing related to entry and stay should be done voluntarily, on the basis of informed consent. Adequate pre-test and post-test counselling should be carried out, and confidentiality strictly protected.

2008

  1. Newsletter of the Sida-funded ILO programme on HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation in the world of work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Issue number 2, November 2008

    02 November 2008

    This issue reports on various aspects of the work being undertaken in the informal economy, and also features the transport sector, including an interview with a sex worker working along the trucking routes in Zimbabwe.

  2. Cross-Country Study of the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses in Enterprises (SHARE)

    01 November 2008

    This study of SHARE, Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses in Enterprises, was jointly conceived by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to gather insights into the project and to inform future programming. The following target countries were selected based on availability of sufficient data, global geographic dispersion, and prevalence (both low and high) in the target countries: Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Cambodia, and India. The outcome of the ILO/USDOL SHARE project demonstrates that an effective government response to HIV in the world of work should be characterized by a tripartite structure (involving ministries of Labor, and employers' and workers' organizations) with an ability to reach workers and mobilize enterprises for the prevention of HIV. Effectiveness is further enhanced by the multiplier effect of this approach, with the positive impact filtering through families and communities.

  3. HIV and International Labour Migration (ILO/IOM/UNAIDS)

    01 August 2008

    Policy Brief August 2008

  4. Newsletter of the Sida-funded ILO programme on HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation in the world of work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Issue number 1, August 2008

    01 August 2008

  5. Saving lives, protecting jobs - International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme. SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses in Enterprises. Second report

    01 March 2008

    This second report documents the fine work carried out by ministries of labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations and partner enterprises. It gives an insight into this ILO/USDOL partnership which has been running for five years. It includes a special focus on the experiences and achievements of the pioneer country projects in Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Guyana, India and Togo. It also captures major innovations and collaborations from on-going initiatives in other countries.

  6. Glossary - Sources: ILO/UNAIDS/UNICEF

    02 January 2008

  7. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the construction sector

    01 January 2008

  8. Driving for change – Module for informal settings

    01 January 2008

    This module contains exercises and activities that can be used with drivers and other road transport workers in informal (and formal) settings.

  9. Driving for change – Managers’ module

    01 January 2008

    This module is for use by instructors who will deliver training programmes for managers on HIV/AIDS through an international network of quality approved IRU Academy Accredited Training Institutes (IRU Academy ATIs). It contains detailed lesson plans for training with managers and a workbook which the students on those training programmes will be able to use.

  10. Driving for change – Drivers’ module

    01 January 2008

    This module is for use by instructors who will deliver training programmes for drivers on HIV/AIDS through an international network of quality approved IRU Academy Accredited Training Institutes (IRU Academy ATIs). It contains detailed lesson plans for training with managers and a workbook which the students on those training programmes will be able to use.

  11. Driving for change – Instructors’ module

    01 January 2008

    This module is intended for anyone called upon to deliver training about HIV and AIDS. You may be working in a road transport company, a training institution or a trade union. You may be delivering training in a more formal setting through, for example, a training institute accredited by the IRU Academy, the educational arm of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), or you may be meeting drivers at union meetings, border crossings or “truck stops”. You may be a travelling counsellor working on a project as a volunteer.

  12. Driving for change - A training toolkit on HIV/AIDS for the road transport sector

    01 January 2008