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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.


  1. 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Technical cooperation and the HIV epidemic: Strengthening capacity to respond - Working Paper 4

    02 January 2003

    The study draws on relevant technical cooperation experience worldwide – undertaken by the ILO and other agencies - in support of activities to address the complex issues of HIV and AIDS. Its objective is to strengthen the global ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. This new ILO programme is moving forward from the development of the Code of Practice to its implementation as a tool for HIV/AIDS workplace policies and practices that are effective and sustainable. The study evaluates experience in delivering technical support in response to HIV/AIDS, drawing lessons on how best to plan and deliver activities in this area. It is evident from the range of experience reviewed that many issues need to be considered in establishing mechanisms for effective technical support. More specifically, and in relation to the needs of the ILO’s traditional partners, the study reviews experience in relevant areas such as capacity development, institution building, employment promotion, legal reform and programme implementation. Finally, the study establishes the parameters for effective technical cooperation by the ILO: first, as it develops activities designed to mainstream HIV/AIDS within its own programmes, and secondly, as it assists governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to address HIV/AIDS and its impact in the world of work.

  9. Socio-Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS and their families

    01 January 2003

    The study ‘Socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families’ was undertaken with the following objectives: (a) To document the overall experiences of PLWHA and their families ever since the discovery of their HIV+ status. (Stigma faced, impact on employment status, family income and expenditure, availability of care and support services, etc.) (b) To understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children.

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