What's new

March 2015

  1. 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 implemention 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).

  2. ILO/SWHAP Road Safety and Wellness Camp

    13 December 2014,

    13 December 2014: The ILO, together with SWHAP (Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme) and Scania (a global company) organized wellness camp at at Korona stop over, about 70 km from Harare along the Masvingo - Beitbridge Highway (linking Zimbabwe to South Africa).

  3. World AIDS Day at the ILO

    01 December 2014, ILO, Geneva

    Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General, Jan Beagle, the UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, and Pablo T. Aguilera, the Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund addressed to the ILO staff and students of the International School of Geneva and the University of Geneva on the occasion of World AIDS Day at the ILO.

  4. Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014,

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

  5. Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014,

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  6. UN Cares Awards 2014

    01 December 2014,

    The UN Cares teams in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Guyana, Indonesia, Namibia and Trinidad and Tobago have been recognized in 2014 for their outstanding work in implementing the 10 Minimum Standards.

November 2014

  1. Living with HIV: This is my story

    27 November 2014,

    More than half of the 35 million people living with HIV do not know their status. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories and often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. In this special ILO video series to mark World AIDS Day, actors Kavi Ladnier, Ratidzo Mambo, and Junes Zahdi speak for them.

  2. VCT@WORK launched at Vologda Bearing Factory: Chairman leads the way

    27 November 2014,

    Vologda - Mr. Alexander Elperin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vologda Bearing Factory took an HIV test to kick-off the VCT@WORK campaign at his enterprise. This is the first time in Russia, a Chairman publicly took the HIV test.