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March 2015

  1. Mr. Bob Collymore joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign

    17 March 2015,

    Mr. Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom, Kenya joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he highlights the importance of public-private partnerships and stresses that the private sector must play a role in the fight against HIV & AIDS.

  2. Mr. Chris Kirubi joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign

    17 March 2015,

    Mr. Chris Kirubi, Chairman, Haco Tiger Brands Ltd., Kenya joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he stresses on economically empowering people, particularly young women to get to zero new HIV infections.

  3. African CEOs commit to achieving zero HIV-related discrimination at work and promoting voluntary and confidential counselling and testing

    16 March 2015,

    A new ILO-UNAIDS publication captures the commitment of business communities from around the world to scale up the response to HIV in Africa.

  4. Dr. Oba Otudeko joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    16 March 2015,

    Dr. Oba Otudeko, Founder and Chairman, Honeywell Group, joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he stresses on ending HIV-related discrimination so that workers come forward to take the HIV test.

  5. Mr. Wale Tinubu joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    16 March 2015,

    Mr. Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC, joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he highlights the importance of treatment that is available for HIV and encourages people to know their HIV status early.

  6. Mr. Vimal Shah joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    13 March 2015,

    Mr. Vimal Shah, CEO, Bidco Africa Limited, joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message, received during the Africa CEO Forum, he calls for doubling the commitment and effort to Getting to Zero discrimination.

  7. ILO joins efforts with UNAIDS and UNFPA to implement a pilot project on VCT@WORK in Cherkassy region, Ukraine

    03 March 2015,

    ILO and UNAIDS launched on 3 March 2015 the VCT@WORK Campaign together with the Federation of Trade Unions of Cherkassy region and UNFPA.

  8. Respecting human rights in the implementation of the VCT initiative: operational guidelines

    02 March 2015,

    This publication provides guidance on the protection of human rights in the implementation of the VCT@Work initiative — Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing initiative for workers. The guidelines have been developed by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), in consultation with the Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and AIDS Workplace Policy/Programmes and Private Sector Engagement.

February 2015

  1. Over 300 Leaders join the ILO's "Getting to Zero at Work" campaign

    26 February 2015,

    The ILO is part of the global movement of solidarity to end discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS. The ILO Diector-General has provided his message in support of the Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated around the world on 1 March, reiterating the ILO's contribution through the "Getting to Zero at Work" campaign.

  2. Ms Surekha Alles joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    25 February 2015,

    Ms Surekha Alles, CEO of Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. in Sri Lanka, feels exclusion of HIV in insurance makes no sense now. She shares the example of her company that now includes HIV and AIDS in its medical insurance policies.

  3. Over 1.2 million workers tested for HIV under the ILO's VCT@Work initiative

    19 February 2015,

    As a result of the ILO’s ongoing VCT@Work initiative, as of the end of December 2014, over 1.2 million workers (58% male, 40% female and 2% other) have voluntarily undergone HIV testing.

  4. Mr. Chandra Schaffter joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    17 February 2015,

    Mr. Chandra Schaffter, Deputy Chairman of Janashakthi Insurance, Sri Lanka shares his company's example of covering HIV and encourages all insurance companies to do the same.

  5. Health on Earth: ILOAIDS radio interview on Valentine's Day

    12 February 2015,

    Alice Ouédraogo, Chief of ILOAIDS and Pablo Aguilera, Executive Director of the Young Leader's Fund, share their personal and professional perspectives on HIV responses on CKUT90.3 FM, Montreal, in the show called "Health on Earth". Listen to the interview at: http://archives.ckut.ca/64/20150210.20.30-21.03.mp3

  6. The SMART way to show your love on Valentine’s Day

    12 February 2015,

    Young people, including young workers, are presented with a vast array of smart options in their daily lives. Our phones are smart phones. Our TVs are smart TVs. Our watches are smart watches. But our LOVE needs to be SMART too. …read more on the ILO blog: http://iloblog.org/

  7. Handbook on HIV and AIDS for labour inspectors

    12 February 2015,

    ILOAIDS develops a new Handbook, in collaboration with LABADMIN/OSH, to strengthen labour inspectors’ capacity to address HIV and AIDS —including discrimination, gender equality and occupational safety and health issues— in their day-to-day work.

  8. The Cherkassy Branch of the All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV granted UNAIDS’ Red Ribbon Award in the Category of Treatment, Care and Support

    11 February 2015,

    UNAIDS granted its 2014 Red Ribbon Award (Celebrating Community Leadership on Action on AIDS) for the work carried out by the Cherkassy Branch of the All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV. The Network received a check of 10,000 USD. It is one out of ten worldwide community based organizations receiving the Award for their work carried out for the last 12 years to create a change at the regional level to improve the life of PLHIV.

  9. Mr. Yajith de Silva joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    10 February 2015,

    Mr. Yajith de Silva, General Manager, Watawala Plantations PLC, Sri Lanka promotes voluntary HIV counselling and testing and assures protection of jobs for workers who test positive for HIV.

  10. Mr. Kishu Gomes joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    09 February 2015,

    Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director, CEO Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka advocates for the goal of "Zero discrimination" for workers living with HIV in his message under the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign.

January 2015

  1. Adv. Lindiwe Sephomolo joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    19 January 2015,

    Adv. Lindiwe Sephomolo, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Lesotho Employers and Business reiterates employers' commitment to the health of workers. She promotes voluntary counselling and testing and commits to eliminating discrimination.

December 2014

  1. Helen T Masao teaches the benefits of early HIV testing

    16 December 2014,

    Njombe, Tanzania: “HIV is not a life threatening condition. I live my life working as a teacher. My family loves me and I am valued by my employer,” said Helen T Masao at the World AIDS Day event organized by the ILO, Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE) and President Office, Public Service Management (POPSM).