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February 2016

  1. Opening the Door to Zero New HIV Infections in Closed Settings

    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. 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.

August 2015

  1. Workplace HIV & Wellness Voluntary Counselling and Testing Campaign launched in Trinidad and Tobago

    25 August 2015,

    On 25 August 2015, in Port of Spain, the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development (MOLSMED) of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for the Caribbean, officially launched a national Workplace HIV & Wellness Voluntary Counselling and Testing Campaign (WVCT@WORK Campaign).

  2. HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Act published in the Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    20 August 2015,

    The HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Act 2014 (No. 7) aims to protect fundamental human rights for all living with or affected by HIV.

July 2015

  1. ILO course on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective, 12-16 October 2015

    The ILO International Training Centre in Turin and the HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS) are organizing a bilingual (English & French) one-week training course in Turin. The deadline for sending applications is 28 August 2015.

  2. Reaching out to Hotel workers through VCT@WORK in seven districts in Uganda

    21 July 2015,

    The ILO in collaboration with the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) and the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) are targeting 10,000 women and men workers in the Hotel and Tourism sector, in seven district towns with high HIV burden in Uganda.

  3. Scaling up HIV testing and counselling in Lesotho through Private sector Dialogue

    09 July 2015,

    The Association of the Lesotho Employers and Business (ALEB) hosted a “Private Sector Dialogue on HIV and TB” in collaboration with ILO and UNAIDS in Lesotho.

  4. VCT@WORK implemented in open markets to reach informal economy workers in Tanzania

    01 July 2015,

    Around 3000 workers, majority being young, received counseling and took the HIV test through events organized in the identified open market sites in Kyela district, in Mbeya a region of Tanzania, from 15th -19th June 2015.

June 2015

  1. Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, Chair, UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations

    30 June 2015,

  2. Looking over the fence: HIV/AIDS workplace programmes in India

    29 June 2015,

    How the ILO supports companies in India to adopt workplace HIV/AIDS programmes benefitting workers and their families and communities.

  3. UN CERD Committee strikes down mandatory HIV testing of foreign teachers in South Korea

    17 June 2015,

    The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) examined the case of a New Zealand teacher working in the Republic of South Korea, whose contract was not renewed after she refused to undergo a mandatory HIV test required only of foreigners.

May 2015

  1. Access to HIV testing at work in Nigeria

    01 May 2015,

    On 1 May, Workers’ Day, UNAIDS joined up with the International Labour Organization’s VCT@WORK initiative to scale up voluntary counselling and HIV testing in Nigeria.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.