What's new

September 2016

  1. Viet Nam: Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

    16 September 2016,

    A new ILO study shows that most sex workers entered the job voluntarily but had limited control of occupational safety and health implications.

July 2016

  1. Making Health and HIV information for young people available on a mobile application

    13 July 2016,

    The ILO will support Oasis Websoft in further developing their online health application to provide information and advice on labour rights and HIV for young people in Ghana.

  2. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing at work: Report 2015

    13 July 2016,

    ILO report on the VCT@WORK Initiative—voluntary counselling and testing for workers- launched in partnership with UNAIDS, in June 2013.

  3. Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016,

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

  4. Actress Mariana Renata lends her voice in support of HIV testing at work

    12 July 2016,

    French Indonesian actress, Mariana Renata, has joined forces with the ILO in promoting voluntary counselling and HIV testing for workers - the VCT@WORK Initiative.

June 2016

  1. HIV and AIDS workplace policy for the engineering sector launched in Zimbabwe

    15 June 2016,

    The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Hon. Priscah Mupfumira, launched the Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS, TB and other opportunistic illnesses for the Engineering, Iron and Steel sector in Zimbabwe at a high level ceremony.

May 2016

  1. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016,

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

March 2016

  1. © ILO 2016

    140 Ukrainian men and women employees took voluntary HIV test at their workplace

    31 March 2016,

    Employees of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, as well as of the State Labour Service (70 per cent women workers), including the Deputy Minister of Social Policy, Mr. Victor Ivankevych and the Head of the State Labour Service, Mr. Roman Chernega, underwent voluntarily HIV test at their workplace after an awareness raising event organized by the Ministry of Social Policy with the support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Educated Empowered Inspired - Transforming lives through the response to HIV and AIDS in East and Southern Africa

    16 March 2016,

    Poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion continue to pose major challenges to HIV prevention efforts. Between 2011 and 2016, the ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment programme amongst hard-to -reach populations in transport corridors and vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa, with the aim of reducing their vulnerability to the HIV epidemic. This publication presents the outcomes of this innovative approach and the effects it had on its beneficiaries.

  3. ILO addressed Human Rights Council panel discussion on HIV and AIDS human rights

    11 March 2016,

    The ILO participated in the HRC panel discussion held to review progress made in addressing human rights in the context of the epidemic, and addressed the challenges yet to be overcome in efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The ILO highlighted that, to achieve this goal, it is essential to ensure effective protection of human rights at work through the application of international labour standards and implementation of workplace policies and programmes. The ILO also shared information about its Voluntary Counselling and Testing for Workers (VCT@Work) Initiative.

  4. Stand up for Zero Discrimination against LGBT people at Work

    01 March 2016,

    I mentioned to an old friend a while back that we at the ILO were carrying out research on discrimination toward lesbian, gay, transgendered people and bisexuals (LGBT) in the workplace. His response – and this was coming from a gay man mind you – was why? Why should the ILO or anyone else care about what a worker does on their own time? Read more...

February 2016

  1. ILO published article on access to HIV services in closed settings in Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal

    03 February 2016,

    Prisons and other closed settings are high-risk environments for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) transmission. High infection rates in prisons affect both prisoners and prison employees. ILO’s HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200) affirms the principle of universal access to HIV services and provides guidance for the implementation of policies and programmes on HIV, AIDS, and TB for prison workplaces which can benefit both prisoners and prison employees.

January 2016

  1. Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Labour’s National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre signs MOU with Employers’ Consultative Association to implement the National HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy in all Trinidadian workplaces.

    29 January 2016,

    The Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development’s National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) has signed an MOU with the Employers’ Consultative Association (ECA). The MOU signals the commitment of the Ministry and the ECA to implement the National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS in all workspaces in Trinidad and Tobago. The ILO provided technical advisory support to the policy, which incorporates the key principles of the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200).

  2. 4.8 million Workers took HIV test in India in 2014-15

    25 January 2016,

    Over 4.8 million workers underwent HIV testing in 2014-15 at the Integrated Counseling and Testing Centers (ICTCs) spread across India under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACO).

December 2015

  1. ILO launches a new publication: "Protect Rights, Prevent HIV – Inspirational voices from workers"

    17 December 2015,

    The book contains a selection of messages from workers’ organizations all over the world in support of the ILO’s Getting to zero at work campaign.

  2. ILO on the Fast-Track to end AIDS

    01 December 2015,

    To mark World AIDS Day, 2015, actress Sharon Stone has given her support to the International Labour Organization’s campaign to end discrimination at work.

November 2015

  1. HIV and AIDS: Guidelines for the retail sector

    30 November 2015,

    The ILO has developed these guidelines to help stakeholders in the retail sector to strengthen their response to HIV and AIDS.

October 2015

  1. ILO’s annual training course on HIV and AIDS and the world of work concludes

    16 October 2015,

    Workplace is uniquely poised to fast- track the AIDS response in the next five years was the key message emanating from the ILO’s training course — HIV and AIDS and the world of work: A prevention and social protection perspective — organized by ILOAIDS in collaboration with the International Training Centre, Turin.

September 2015

  1. © Danilo Urbina 2016

    Ending violence and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people

    29 September 2015,

    In a joint statement United Nations entities* call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children.

  2. Reducing sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV through economic empowerment

    08 September 2015,

    50 women leaders representing 109 members of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) drawn from vulnerable populations including sex workers along the Victoria Falls tourism corridor Zimbabwe attended the ILO’s training in September and learnt business development skills to explore alternative sources of livelihoods.