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. Know more about HIV/AIDS - A Toolkit for Workers in the Informal Economy

    01 January 2006

    The Toolkit is based on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work which sets out fundamental principles for policy development and practical guidelines for action in the following key areas: Prevention of HIV and AIDS; Management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work; Care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; and Elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of HIV status.

  2. HIV/AIDS and work; global estimates, impact on children and youth, and response - 2006

    01 January 2006

    This ILO report presents updated estimates of the impact of the HIV epidemic on the world of work, the labour force and the working-age population in 60 countries in all regions. It also gives particular attention to the effects of the epidemic on employment growth, the persistence of child labour, the sexual exploitation of children and youth, and the need for youth to have access to decent work. In complement, the report examines a range of rights-based responses. For the first time, projections of mortality losses and the effects of illness on the labour force and the working-age population take account of increased future access to antiretroviral treatment, and show the benefits for the world of work.

  3. Global reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS

    01 January 2006

    The report is the result of an unprecedented joint campaign launched by global union federations in 2003 which aims to mobilize union members worldwide in the response to AIDS. This report provides an overview of how trade unions are responding to the challenges of AIDS. It presents 11 case studies from around the world which show the breadth of action by trade unions in responding to the HIV epidemic. The 11 case studies show how trade union members, many of whom are deeply affected by the epidemic, are mounting bold imaginative responses to HIV in the workplace: challenging stigma and discrimination, addressing the factors that increase vulnerability and risk, providing care and treatment, educating their members on prevention, and building worldwide coalitions that lobby governments for more robust commitments to responding effectively to the disease.

  4. An HIV and AIDS Workplace Policy for the Education Sector in Southern Africa

    01 January 2006

  5. Employers' organizations and HIV/AIDS - Case studies

    01 January 2006


  1. AIDS increasing costs to companies in India - the ILO Study

    01 November 2005

  2. Sharing good practices on targeting HIV/AIDS in the World of Work in CIS countries - CIS technical expert meeting - Kyiv, Ukraine 11-12th October 2005

    11 October 2005

  3. Workplace action on HIV/AIDS: How to access funds at country level - Technical Cooperation 2

    01 October 2005

  4. HIV/AIDS and poverty: the critical connection

    01 October 2005

    Brief October 2005

  5. HIV and Employment

    01 September 2005

    Brief September 2005

  6. HIV/AIDS Care and Support in the Workplace: Identifying Effective Practices

    22 August 2005

    Based on a literature review, this paper identifies effective workplace practices that have been undertaken to provide care and support for persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

  7. Action against AIDS in the workplace - Latin American and Caribbean Region

    01 August 2005

  8. Action against AIDS in the workplace - Global

    01 August 2005

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.