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. Swaziland: HIV/AIDS, work and development

    05 January 2005

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    01 January 2005

    Brief 2005

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

    01 January 2005

  14. Enhancing Business Response to HIV/AIDS in India: Operational guidelines with estimated cost analysis - Working Paper

    01 January 2005


  1. Women, girls, HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 December 2004

    Brief December 2004

  2. Working Action on HIV/AIDS

    01 November 2004

  3. Technical cooperation: A means to implement the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    06 July 2004

    The ILO has established itself as a significant contributor to international efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work. This document describes how technical cooperation is formulated and implemented to support these efforts, and shows examples of successful programmes.

  4. Trainers´ manual - Women workers´ rights and gender equality: Easy steps for workers in Cambodia

    01 July 2004

  5. Technical cooperation: A means to implement the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 June 2004

    This report provides an overview of the role of technical cooperation in achieving the objectives of the ILO’s global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS). Key activities are highlighted, illustrating the different approaches developed, tested and used in a range of situations. Lessons learned and challenges are discussed, and priority areas for future action are presented.

  6. Taking action at the workplace

    12 January 2004