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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. ILO thematic update - HIV doesn’t stop at borders: A human rights approach to protect migrant and cross-border workers

    09 June 2011

    Migration and mobility are not factors for HIV transmission, however, the migration process itself, as well as precarious working and living conditions that migrant workers often experience while separated from their families, may expose them to associated risks. Most of them have little or no access to social protection and health services. ILO/AIDS programmes cover international as well as internal migrant and mobile workers.

  2. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood

    01 June 2011

    This joint report by ILO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO and the World Bank, provides an overview of the State of the epidemic among young people. It includes individual testimonies, the latest statistics and analysis on very young adolescents (10-14), older adolescents (15-19), young adults (20-24) and young people living with HIV. The report outlines opportunities for action to ensure the protection of these young people and to achieve the global targets for an AIDS- free generation.

  3. Discrimination against People Living with HIV within Healthcare Settings in China

    17 May 2011

    In order to identify the key factors behind differential access and treatment of people living with HIV to medical services, the STD and AIDS Prevention and Control Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCAIDS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) undertook a joint qualitative research project in August 2010. In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 medical professionals from four designated HIV hospitals and seven non-designated hospitals in five provinces (Henan, Beijing, Guangxi, Yunnan and Gansu). Based on the interview responses and related documents, this report describes the current state of discrimination by medical institutions against people living with HIV, analyses the underlying factors behind this discrimination and provides a set of policy recommendations designed to better protect the medical rights of people living with HIV.

  4. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS Guide

    19 April 2011

    There is already a huge amount of literature about HIV and AIDS. Do we need one more toolkit? There is growing recognition that the world of work is a vital entry point for the achievement of universal access.

  5. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS (Booklet 6)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 6: Project Development and Proposal-Writing

  6. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS (Booklet 5)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 5-Mobilizing Resources for Trade Union Action

  7. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS (Booklet 4)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 4- Trade Union Education and Training on HIV and AIDS

  8. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS(Booklet 3)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 3-Workplace Action on HIV and AIDS: Contributing to Universal Access

  9. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS(Booklet 2)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 2-Respect for Rights: The Key to Labour and Workplace Responses.

  10. Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS (Booklet 1)

    19 April 2011

    Booklet 1: Core information on HIV and AIDS, the impact and the global response.

  11. PowerPoint presentation: the ILO Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No.200)

    23 March 2011

    PowerPoint slides to understand the extensive coverage afforded by the first international labour standard to focus on HIV and the world of work. Recommendation No. 200 reflects the principles of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support services and covers all workers, in all sectors of the economy.

  12. Women, Girls and HIV and AIDS: Education, Women's Economic Empowerment and Workplace Violence (ILO/UNAIDS/UNESCO)

    28 February 2011

    Today, evidence points indisputably to the important intersection of HIV and gender inequality. In 2010, women and girls accounted for more than half of all people living with HIV (about 52%). They are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence, suffer economic inequalities and shoulder the bulk of the burden of caring for people living with HIV.

  13. ILO thematic update - ILO in UN Cares: HIV and AIDS at UN workplaces

    31 January 2011

    As a lead agency for HIV and AIDS workplace policies and programmes and private sector mobilization, the ILO plays a key role in UN Cares programmes as well. In partnership with different UN agencies, UNAIDS and UN Plus / organizations of persons living with HIV, the ILO contributes to UN Cares, not only for its own staff but also for staff in other agencies. Here are a few examples highlighting ILO actions in UN Cares at headquarter and field levels.

  14. HIV and AIDS related employment discrimination in China

    14 January 2011

    This report reviews the current state of HIV and AIDS workplace discrimination in China and summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. This body of work highlights numerous cases of employment discrimination in several key practices and puts forward a set of recommendations aimed at improving the situation.


  1. HIV/AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective

    22 December 2010

    A two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work offered by the ILO Training Centre in Turin (Italy), with a prevention and social protection perspective.

  2. Simple ways to manage HIV @ your workplace

    01 December 2010

    A booklet by the Government of Uganda and ILO/AIDS to help workplace actors better understand and implement Uganda's National Policy on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work.

  3. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS policy guidelines on improving health workers’ access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services: A guidance note

    25 November 2010

    Health workers often lack adequate access to preventive measures such as personal protective supplies or equipments as well as treatment access. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS 14-point policy guidelines have been developed to respond to this need and contribute to the promotion of universal access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support.

  1. HIV doesn't mean rejection at work

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