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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.

2009

  1. 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

2007

  1. Supporting children’s rights through education, the arts and the media (SCREAM)

    01 January 2007

    This special module on HIV, AIDS and Child Labour is designed to plug into the SCREAM pack for use by educators around the world. It is intended to be adaptable and appropriate for any geographical and cultural context and in any formal or informal setting. This module is aimed particularly at adolescents reaching the threshold of adulthood; an age where they are soon to be relied upon as responsible global citizens as well as an age of acute vulnerability to the dangers of HIV, and exploitation of their rights. However, the material can also be very beneficial for a range of age groups, from the age of ten up to adult education. With younger children, the educator must take care in selecting and adapting the activities to cater for their capabilities and intellectual level.

  2. Enhancing social protection to alleviate HIV/AIDS induced child labour: Experiences from Uganda. Paper No. 11

    01 January 2007

    The objectives of this paper are to define social protection and its purpose in the context of HIV/AIDS and Child Labour. Using experiences from Uganda, this paper presents a strategy for integrating and mainstreaming social protection into action programmes supported by ILO-IPEC, as well as working with all major stakeholders to prevent HIV/AIDS induced child labour. The strategy incorporates all responsible social protection providers across all sectors and demands a central coordinating presence at central government level.

  3. Helping micro and small enterprises cope with HIV/AIDS - A handbook for small business associations and service providers

    01 January 2007

    This handbook attempts to respond to the needs and constraints of small and micro enterprises, formal or informal, by providing practical guidance for those who regulate, advise and support them. The objectives of the handbook are to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on micro and small enterprise owners, managers and workers and to offer policy and technical guidance to the individuals and institutions that provide support and services to small businesses.

  4. Joint WHO/ILO guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection

    01 January 2007

    These guidelines focus on occupational exposure and exposure through sexual assault. Other non-occupational exposure situations for which PEP may be appropriate and is currently provided in some countries include injecting drug use and exposure through consensual sex. Subsequent sections have been developed to provide specific guidance for such types of exposure and for selected population groups (such as children). The content of these guidelines includes the general development of PEP policies and strategies for implementing programmes, the overall management of HIV PEP in general terms, specific policy development and clinical management of occupational exposure and exposure from sexual assault.

2006

  1. Conclusions on Labour and Social Issues arising from Problems of Cross-border Mobility of International Drivers in the Road Transport Sector

    23 October 2006

    Tripartite Meeting on Labour and Social Issues arising from Problems of Cross-border Mobility of International Drivers in the Road Transport Sector, ILO, Geneva, 23-26 October 2006

  2. Training Manual on Child Labour and HIV/AIDS

    01 July 2006

    A publication under the ILO-IPEC project - International Labour Office - July 2006, Kampala, Uganda - Combating and preventing HIV/AIDS-induced child labour in Sub-Saharan Africa - A pilot action in Uganda and Zambia

  3. Saving Lives, Protecting Jobs - International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme - SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises

    01 May 2006

    The US Department of Labour joined forces with the ILO early on to back this initiative, supporting workplace education programmes through a project called the Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises (SHARE). Today this project supports work in 23 countries reaching about 300,000 workers in some 300 enterprises. This report tells the story of SHARE and brings you the experiences of some of the people directly affected. SHARE aims to: Reduce employment-related discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS; Reduce risk behaviours among workers; Facilitate access to treatment, care and support; Maintain employment of workers living with HIV/AIDS in the targeted enterprises.