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. HIV/AIDS and the World of Work in South–East Asia and the Pacific

    04 May 2005

    Briefing paper for the 2nd South-East Asia and the Pacific Subregional Tripartite Forum on Decent Work Melbourne, Australia 5-8 April 2005

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Joint ILO/WHO Guidelines on Health Services and HIV/AIDS – Final report - Geneva, 19-21 April 2005

    19 April 2005

  3. Best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention, in the informal sector

    11 March 2005

    This paper is based on experiences from the ILO’s four-country study on HIV/AIDS mitigation in the informal sector. It considers “best practices” that have been identified in workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS in the informal economy. It focuses especially on examples which might guide and inform practices and policies pertaining to the informal economy with regard to the following: information and awareness-raising programmes, training and behavioural change programmes, working conditions - including aspects such as travel, hygiene, childcare arrangements - counselling and testing, care and support possibilities. The paper gives an overview of good practices taken from the four countries in which the ILO informal economy research project was carried out. Quantitative and qualitative studies, including participatory rapid assessments, were carried out in Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. The studies were conducted (a) to gather necessary KAPB data from informal workers in the four countries and (b) to initiate participatory, community-based approaches with the aim of organising governments, local governments and local communities to implement a sustained response to the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the informal economy.

  4. HIV/AIDS and employment

    01 March 2005

    Governing Body 292nd Session - Committee on Employment and Social Policy - FIFTH ITEM ON THE AGENDA - HIV/AIDS and employment

  5. HIV/AIDS in the transport sector of Southern African countries: A rapid assessment of cross-border regulations and formalities

    12 January 2005

    This assessment is an output of the Project and is based on interviews conducted and extensive research gathered between 18 October and 12 November 2004. It assesses policies and practices relating to HIV/AIDS in transport and the harmonization of border-crossing procedures, with a focus on the nexus between these two complex areas. It concludes with a set of recommendations for implementing policies and activities to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the transport sector. The primary focus on Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe may serve as a starting point for addressing these issues in other Southern African countries and beyond.

  6. Making Co-Investment a Reality – Strategies and Experiences

    12 January 2005

    The purpose of this paper is to foster a common understanding of the co-investment concept and approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS. While promoting a broader development perspective, the document takes inventory of different perspectives and interests of the private and the public sector. It provides an in depth discussion of many of the issues raised in earlier, shorter documents as well as during a series of multi-stakeholder co-investment meetings. The paper gives an outline of the theoretical background of private-public partnerships (PPPs) and co-investment, followed by the documentation and analysis of various examples and experiences of co-investment interventions. The strong focus on practical issues takes account of the evolving nature of the co-investment concept. Therefore, the document should be viewed as a contribution to the continuous learning process on this topic, a living document that will be updated as more successful co-investment strategies and examples become available.

  7. The socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

    06 January 2005

    This paper was prepared as part of a broader series studies examining the impact of HIV/AIDS at the country level. It examines the demographic and socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. It addresses the effect of HIV/AIDS on labour supply and demand in key skills and occupations, with a view to identifying current and potential shortages vital for human development and economic growth. It also develops policy implications and provides recommendations for a coherent intervention by the ILO, in cooperation with its tripartite partners.

  8. Swaziland: HIV/AIDS, work and development

    05 January 2005

  9. Mozambique: HIV/AIDS, work and development

    05 January 2005

    This paper is the fourth in a series of studies examining the impact of HIV/AIDS at the country level. It examines the demographic and socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, as well as the effect of HIV/AIDS on labour supply and demand in key skills, in order to evaluate the impact on human development and economic growth. In addition, it explores the policy implications of the epidemic and provides recommendations for intervention by the ILO and its tripartite partners.

  10. ILO and International instruments that can be used to protect Migrants rights in the context of HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    This paper looks at ILO and other international instruments that can be used to protect the rights of migrants, especially in the context of HIV/AIDS in the following areas: equality of opportunity and treatment; protection of health; access to basic social security; and protection of family unity. The objective is not to do an exhaustive analysis of all standards and guidelines in this area, but to give a brief summary of what exists inside and outside the ILO. The emphasis is first put on ILO conventions and recommendations concerning migration for employment and on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. The second part deals with other international instruments. The UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrants Workers and Members of their Families is given particular attention since it will soon enter into force and contains provisions particularly relevant in the above-mentioned areas. It should be highlighted that this UN convention and ILO main conventions on migration (No. 97 and No. 143) constitute a complementary body of law and that 68 States have adopted one or more of these instruments. Finally attention is paid to other international instruments that, while not being migrants or HIV-specific, can provide protection in this context.

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

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

  12. A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of the handbook is to help labour and factory inspectors deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS in their work. In particular, it will help inspectors apply the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, which was adopted in June 2001. The Code provides guidance for governments, employers and workers, as well as other stakeholders, in formulating and implementing national action plans and workplace policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS.

  13. Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for labour judges and magistrates

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines aim to contribute to a fuller understanding of ILO standards and principles relevant to HIV/AIDS. They focus on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, and provide examples of the ways in which the key principles of the Code have been applied through national legislation and jurisprudence.

  14. Policy paper on Educational Perspectives Related to the Impact of the HIV-AIDS Pandemic on Child Labour in Malawi. HIV-AIDS and Child Labour paper No. 7

    01 January 2005

    This paper examines and gives an analysis of key linkages between HIV/AIDS and child labour. The findings presented in the report were generated from an in depth review of the available literature as well as consultations with some key stakeholders.

  15. IOE-ICFTU meeting to launch joint action plans on HIV/AIDS in Africa - International Labour Office Geneva - 30-31 March 2004 - Meeting Report 5

    01 January 2005

    As stated in the resolution, the intention is to implement joint action plans on HIV/AIDS in the workplace in eight African countries - Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia - enabling IOE and ICFTU-AFRO members to come together to develop joint strategies and programmes. The process starts in Africa but lessons learned from the pilot programmes will be shared throughout the two organizations. A meeting was convened on 30 and 31 March to agree the main components of the plans and a strategy for implementation.

  16. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. These guidelines rest on the basic principle that the process of policy development and implementation should be the result of consultation and collaboration between all concerned parties, based on social dialogue and including, to the extent possible, persons and workers living with HIV/AIDS. They take a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, as promoted by the Declaration of Commitment and the international community at large, expanding on ILO and WHO HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health instruments.

  17. HIV/AIDS and work in a globalizing world - 2005

    01 January 2005

    In this report, we explore these three trends – economic globalization, poverty, and human movement in relation to work – and their interrelations, appraise their impact on HIV/AIDS, and examine how HIV/AIDS in turn affects them.We will see in what ways the period of rapid economic globalization has coincided with the expansion of the HIV epidemic, and through what pathways HIV/AIDS exacerbates poverty, worsening the critical link between poverty and illness and threatening the prospects for global sustainable development.

  18. HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication – A toolkit for the workplace

    01 January 2005

    To address the objective of reducing HIV/AIDS risk behaviours among workers, the ILO has collaborated closely with Family Health International to build upon FHI’s expertise and experience to develop a Toolkit on behaviour change communication adapted to the dynamics of the workplace. Behaviour change communication (BCC) is an interactive process that helps to understand the target population, develop a focused strategy, and produce tailored messages, which are delivered using a variety of communication channels to promote positive behaviour. The Toolkit provides a step-by-step approach, emphasizing prevention through education, gender awareness and practical support for behaviour change. Its intended users are government authorities, employers’ and workers’ and their organizations, businesses, ILO/AIDS National Project Coordinators, national BCC consultants and collaborating NGOs.

  19. Gender and HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    01 January 2005

    Brief 2005

  20. Indian Employers’ Statement of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005