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May 2015

  1. VCT@WORK Initiative on Labour Day in Nairobi

    01 May 2015,

    On the occasion of Labour Day and COTU(K) 50th Anniversary celebration in Kenya, the ILO organized Voluntary and Counselling Testing for women and men workers in the context of the VCT@WORK initiative.

  2. VCT@WORK and Youth Employment feature prominently in the May Day Celebrations in Tanzania

    01 May 2015,

    H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, spoke at the International Workers’ Day event, attended by thousands of workers at CCM Kirumba Stadium, Mwanza Region.

April 2015

  1. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015,

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  2. NSIA Assurances & Banque in Benin joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    10 April 2015,

    Management at NSIA Assurances & Banque presents the key principles of the VCT@Work initiative and calls for the mobilisation of the world of work to get to zero new HIV infection and zero discrimination in Africa.

March 2015

  1. Zimbabwe Launches a Strategic Framework for PPP for HIV/AIDS & TB

    25 March 2015,

    “Strategic Framework for Public-Private Partnerships for TB and HIV Prevention, Treatment Care and Support, 2014 – 2016” was launched by Dr Douglas Mombeshora, the Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe on 25 March 2015.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.