Publications on Equality and discrimination

December 2019

  1. Report

    The impact of HIV on care work and the care workforce

    10 December 2019

    This publication provides an overview of the gaps and challenges in six sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia). By providing a picture of front-line prevention and treatment policies, this working paper assesses the socio-economic consequences of low antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage as well as the key role of the health workforce in international testing and treatment targets (90-90-90). The impact of HIV on caregivers’ working status and their employment opportunities is also reviewed through an empirical analysis. This paper shows that additional action is required to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and to guarantee better access to ART. In particular, there is a need for accelerated action in promoting a wider access to HIV services, from testing and counselling facilities to self-testing programmes. Further, this paper highlights the persistent shortage of doctors, nurses and midwives, and provides insight on the essential role played by community health workers in filling the gaps in care jobs.

  2. Issue Brief no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Negotiating for decent working time - a review of practice

    10 December 2019

    This Issue Brief gives an overview of the regulation of working time through collective agreements in different regions of the world and outlines innovative solutions by the bargaining partners. It presents practices from various countries, which can advance a human-centered approach to the regulation of working time through collective bargaining.

November 2019

  1. Report

    Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    29 November 2019

    ILO’s VCT@WORK is saving lives by adopting innovative approaches to reach out to workers in the formal as well as informal economy. The new report, released ahead of the World AIDs Day 2019 , shows that workplace offers immense opportunities of scaling up HIV testing services, particularly for men who are not yet adequately covered. Read more…

  2. A joint publication by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

    21 November 2019

    In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

  3. Policy brief

    Persons with disabilities in a just transition to a low-carbon economy

    06 November 2019

    Implementing a just transition that ensures disability inclusion will require appropriate legal standards, social protection mechanisms, skills development initiatives and attitudinal changes at the societal level.

October 2019

  1. Report

    Time to Act for SDG 8 : Integrating Decent Work, Sustained Growth and Environmental Integrity [Summary]

    31 October 2019

    This report presents progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8, analyses interlinkages with other SDGs and provides policy recommendations.

  2. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 21): Evolution of and prospects for women's labour participation in Latin America

    28 October 2019

    A new joint ECLAC-ILO publication indicates that women’s access to paid activities is essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals.

August 2019

  1. Publication

    Local Resource-Based Approaches in Water Works

    27 August 2019

    The document brings evidence from 12 projects showing the approach in different stages of the project cycle focussing on water and sanitation, small dams; irrigation systems and adaptation works.

  2. Meeting document

    Concept note - Transforming leave and care policies for a better future of work for all

    19 August 2019

July 2019

  1. Publication

    Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) - General observation, publication 2019

    31 July 2019

    At its 2018 session (November–December), the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) adopted a general observation on the application of the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111). The text of this observation is reproduced in this brochure.