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June 2011

  1. ILO constituents discussed partnership with Global Fund during ILC side event

    07 June 2011,

    “We share the same values with ILO… values of equity and human rights”, said Dr Akram Ali Eltom, Director of Partnerships at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), speaking at a side event to the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC).

  2. Stamps from around the world commemorate 30 years of the AIDS pandemic

    03 June 2011,

    On the occasion of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High- Level Meeting on AIDS, which will take place from 8 to 10 June in New York, the United Nations Postal Administration and 20 national postal services around the world will jointly issue a series of stamps and philatelic products to commemorate 30 years of living with AIDS.

  3. 2500 Young People Newly Infected with HIV Every Day, According to Opportunity in Crisis

    01 June 2011,

    Joint publication by UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, WHO and The World Bank presents data on adolescents and HIV for the first time

May 2011

  1. ILO launches report on discrimination against people with HIV within healthcare settings in China

    17 May 2011,

    Beijing, 17 May 2011 - The International Labour Office (ILO) for China and Mongolia has released today a report about discrimination faced by people with HIV when accessing medical services in China.

March 2011

  1. Faith’s story: living with HIV in rural Tanzania

    28 March 2011,

    "I learnt that you need money or a business to generate enough income to be able to travel to town for regular check-ups and to collect antiretroviral drugs. We do not have these services at our village dispensary.” These are the words of Faith who is 61 years old and one of the estimated 730,000 women living with HIV in Tanzania...

  2. European Court of Human Rights holds that refusal of a residence permit to a foreigner on the basis of his HIV-positive status was discriminatory

    10 March 2011,

    In its decision of 10 March 2011 in Kiyutin v. Russia (Application No. 2700/10), the European Court of Human Rights held unanimously that the refusal of the Russian authorities to grant a residency permit to a national of Uzbekistan on the basis of his HIV-positive status was discriminatory.

February 2011

  1. Women, Girls and HIV and AIDS: Education, Women's Economic Empowerment and Workplace Violence (ILO/UNAIDS/UNESCO)

    28 February 2011,

    Today, evidence points indisputably to the important intersection of HIV and gender inequality. In 2010, women and girls accounted for more than half of all people living with HIV (about 52%). They are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence, suffer economic inequalities and shoulder the bulk of the burden of caring for people living with HIV.

January 2011

  1. ILO thematic update - ILO in UN Cares: HIV and AIDS at UN workplaces

    31 January 2011,

    As a lead agency for HIV and AIDS workplace policies and programmes and private sector mobilization, the ILO plays a key role in UN Cares programmes as well. In partnership with different UN agencies, UNAIDS and UN Plus / organizations of persons living with HIV, the ILO contributes to UN Cares, not only for its own staff but also for staff in other agencies. Here are a few examples highlighting ILO actions in UN Cares at headquarter and field levels.

December 2010

  1. World AIDS Day 2010: the ILO around the globe. Commemorating - Celebrating - Engaging

    22 December 2010,

    As it is tradition, ILO offices “ribboned up” last 1 December 2010 to express their solidarity with people living with HIV. Universal access to services and human rights at work were at the core of this year’s events. World AIDS Day (WAD) always challenges our HIV specialists to find new ways to engage with ILO colleagues, constituents and partners, including networks of people living with HIV. This year, the adoption of ILO Recommendation No. 200 put stigma and discrimination at the forefront of the activities.

  2. UN Cares India: making headway towards 2011 objectives

    20 December 2010,

    On 1 December 2010, a van was parked on Lodi Estate, in the city centre of New Delhi, India, with an unusual mandate: to offer voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing. The mobile clinic was part of the activities organized jointly by the United Nations (UN) agencies to raise awareness on HIV among their staff members.

  3. World AIDS Day at the International Labour Organization highlights HIV and AIDS & the World of Work

    01 December 2010,

    Preventing HIV and protecting human rights in the work place were the themes of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) event on World AIDS Day. Staff members formed the traditional ILO human red ribbon which was illuminated as part of the Light for Rights global campaign.

November 2010

  1. CARING FOR THE CARERS - International guidelines launched to protect health workers against HIV and TB

    19 November 2010,

    Geneva: Health workers are at the front line in providing prevention, treatment and care for people living with HIV and TB throughout the world. They are at risk of occupational exposure to HIV and TB but often themselves lack adequate access to protection and treatment. To address this gap, new international guidelines are being launched today by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

  2. ILO launch of the Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS policy guidelines on improving health workers' access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services.

    19 November 2010,

    Message of Dr. Sophia K. Kisting, Director, ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work and Ms. Elizabeth Tinoco, Director, ILO Sectoral Activities Programme

  3. 2010 East African Business Council regional CEO Testing Day and Health Fair: A Message of Dr Sophia Kisting

    11 November 2010,

    Dr Sophia Kisting, Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work, invited leaders from the business community in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to participate in a voluntary testing and counselling initiative and give effect to the ILO new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS.

July 2010

  1. HIV and AIDS course at ILO International Training Centre (13-24 Sept. 2010)

    A two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, offered by the ILO Training Centre in Turin (Italy), with a prevention and social protection perspective. The course aims to strengthen the capacity of planners and social actors to develop and implement workplace policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS that build on and benefit from the decent work approach, covering rights, prevention, employment issues, social protection aspects and social dialogue.

  2. XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna 2010

    26 July 2010,

    Multistakeholder Workplace Partners Forum cements the resolve of ILO constituents and partners to implement new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS worldwide!

  3. ILO launches implementation phase of new international labour standard at XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)

    22 July 2010,

    The ILO held a series of events under the theme “Preventing HIV, Protecting human rights at work” at the AIDS 2010 Conference to mark the launch of a new labour standard adopted by ILO government, employer and worker representatives in June. With its constituents, the ILO focused on developing strong partnerships with the international community of donors, stakeholders implementing HIV policies and programmes and people living with HIV to reduce stigma and discrimination for all workers living with HIV or believed to be HIV positive, to give a new impetus to prevention efforts.

June 2010

  1. ILO conference Adopts unprecedented New International Labour Standard on HIV and AIDS

    17 June 2010,

    Geneva, 17 June 2010 – Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS - the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work.

  2. Learn about it at work: an HIV poster campaign in Russia

    16 June 2010,

    The proposed new standard on HIV/AIDS that is under discussion at the International Labour Conference is not only the first international human rights instrument to focus explicitly on HIV/AIDS. It also contains provisions on prevention programmes and anti-discrimination measures at national and workplace levels aimed at strengthening the contribution of the world of work to HIV prevention, treatment care and support.

  3. ILC 2010: Urgency to act for the respect of human rights catalyzes consensus within HIV/AIDS Committee

    14 June 2010,

    Geneva, 14 June 2010 – The Committee on HIV/AIDS and the world of work adopted its report today, together with the final text of the Recommendation on HIV/AIDS which will be submitted for adoption to the plenary session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) later this week.