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. Guidelines on addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace through employment and labour law

    01 January 2004

    This publication provides technical guidance on how best to incorporate, taking into account the various national circumstances and legal traditions, the body of international principles that have arisen in the field of labour law, in particular citing innovative and successful examples of the substantive content of employment and labour laws. In addition, it provides some examples in the area of enforcement. The aim of this publication is to provide specific, workable and practical examples of how to include in labour and employment laws the concepts of prevention, protection and care/support of persons living with HIV/AIDS. It is designed for policy-makers within governments, legislators, workers’ organizations, employers’ organizations, national AIDS Councils, labour lawyers and judges and, indeed, all practitioners and technicians involved in labour rights and the quest for decent work.

  2. HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response - 2004

    01 January 2004

    The report presents global estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the male and female labour force and the working-age population in developing and developed regions for the period 1995-2015. It reviews and discusses effects on the private and public sectors, agriculture and the informal economy. The report includes: - numbers of workers unable to work because of illness - estimates and projections - labour force losses and deaths of persons of working age - estimates and projections - resulting economic and social burdens - new indicators and projections - macroeconomic impact due to labour force effects - changes in growth of GDP, 1992-2002 - multiple consequences for society - notably for women and for children. This report also outlines policy implications, illustrates the range of responses to HIV/AIDS in a variety of workplace settings from examples selected globally, and gives special emphasis to current efforts to provide antiretroviral therapy in conjunction with HIV prevention as well as the large potential for expanded access to workplace-based treatment. It draws on the most recent demographic and epidemiological data from the United Nations, UNAIDS and ILO, and is based on new measures that allow for such global projections of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work to be made for the first time.

  3. Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for employers

    01 January 2004

  4. Indicators to monitor the implementation and impact of HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes in the UN system

    01 January 2004

    This document contains: a summary of the main findings of the compliance review and its implications; the indicators developed to monitor implementation in the world of work; and an outline of implementation benchmarks to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  5. Compliance report and practical guide on implementing the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS in the UN workplace

    01 January 2004

    The report falls into two parts - the compliance review and an accompanying set of tools for facilitating and monitoring compliance. Part I gives an executive summary of the main findings of the review, describes the background and methodology, and discusses the direct and indirect organizational impact of HIV/AIDS including the potential vulnerability of UN staff and dependants. It compares UN personnel policies with the ILO Code of Practice, and identifies gaps and issues to be addressed. There follows a discussion of implementation and examples of good practice. The practices do not provide a formula for duplication, but help contextualize the various compliance issues raised and give examples of interpretation as well as successful action. Part I concludes with recommendations for facilitating compliance with the ILO Code. Part II provides a series of tools for implementation and monitoring compliance of UN personnel policies with the ILO Code. These consist of a checklist for setting up an HIV/AIDS committee, indicators, implementation benchmarks, core functions of focal points and collective bargaining on HIV/AIDS.


  1. Workplace action on HIV/AIDS: identifying and sharing best practice

    15 December 2003

    This report is the synthesis of a number of processes, including the drafting of a concept paper, thematic papers, and numerous consultations. The thematic papers cover prevention, care, ethics, legal instruments, data collection, the informal economy, and gender.

  2. Protecting the Rights of Workers Living with HIV/AIDS: A South African Case Study

    15 December 2003

    This paper deals with how the primary (human) rights implicated in this context, namely the right to non-discrimination, privacy and confidentiality, a healthy work environment and the continuation of the employment relationship, have been incorporated into South African legislation and in the workplace policies and practices of selected South African employers. For a number of reasons, the focus will be on the response of the South African mining industry to the epidemic. Ethical issues are raised by these policies and practices, and also pros and cons of the various approaches that have been adopted. The overall aim of the paper is to contribute to the identification and development of a set of best practices in the area of HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

  3. Consensus Statement - Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Workplace Policies and Programmes - Geneva, 15-17 December 2003

    15 December 2003

  4. Resolution on the role of social dialogue in addressing HIV/AIDS in the world of work - Tenth African Regional Meeting - December 2003

    01 December 2003

  5. Workplace Action on HIV/AIDS - Issue 4, December 2003

    01 December 2003

  6. HIV/AIDS and the Decent Work Agenda: Responding to need

    01 November 2003

    Governing Body 288th Session - Committee on Employment and Social Policy - THIRD ITEM ON THE AGENDA - HIV/AIDS and the Decent Work Agenda: Responding to need

  7. Gender sensitive best practices on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    01 September 2003

    Inter-regional tripartite meeting on best practices in workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS - Geneva, 15-17 December 2003

  8. A Resource Manual on HIV/aids for training of education Officers of the Central Board for Workers Education

    28 June 2003

  9. Action against AIDS in the workplace – The Africa region

    01 June 2003

  10. Joint IOE/ICFTU Statement in the fight against HIV/AIDS (2003)

    12 May 2003

  11. Tripartite workshop report on the impact of HIV/AIDS on child labour in Sub-Saharan Africa - Lusaka, Zambia 6-8 May 2003

    06 May 2003

  12. Workplace Action on HIV/AIDS - Issue 3, March 2003

    01 March 2003

  13. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the labour force in Sub-Saharan Africa: a preliminary assessment - Research and policy analysis 3

    09 January 2003

    The objective of this study is to further examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on changes in the structure and composition of the labour force, by correlating changes in HIV prevalence with changes in indicators viewed as susceptible to the impact of HIV and AIDS, and drawing conclusions based on that analysis.

  14. A model of social policy costs of HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation - Research and policy analysis 2

    09 January 2003

    In order to assess the socio-economic consequences of the epidemic in Russia, a computer model was developed to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation on: the general population and the economically active population, the financial sustainability of the pension fund, the costs of short-term disability benefits, health-care expenditures for diagnosing and treating people living with, HIV/AIDS, productivity and, hence, on the national output (GDP). The team developed estimates of probabilities of infection by age and sex on the basis of data for 2000–2002 from the Russian Federal AIDS Centre.

  15. Legal initiatives to address HIV/AIDS in the world of work - Research and policy analysis 1

    09 January 2003

    The purpose of this document is to present selected case studies showing a variety of legal initiatives that can help fight the HIV epidemic in the world of work. These initiatives include specific HIV laws, labour legislation, antidiscrimination and human rights legislation, disability laws and insurance laws. They also include examples of important case laws that illustrate how court decision makers can apply the law sensitively to protect the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the workplace.