Publications on HIV/AIDS

January 2003

  1. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and child labour in South Africa: A rapid assessment - The case study of KwaZulu-Natal. Paper No 4

    01 January 2003

    The study investigated the link between HIV/AIDS and child labour in South Africa, covering selected towns and rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal Province. This study aimed to determine whether there is a link between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and child labour, and to explore the family, community, gender and socioeconomic implications of this relationship. Study data, conclusions and recommendations are being made available to professionals in human services, with the following goals: generating more effective psycho-social interventions for families and girls and boys orphaned by AIDS; engaging in prevention, advocacy, and national/provincial strategies to alleviate socio-economic burdens imposed upon girls and boys by HIV/AIDS; and utilizing the data – in the context of children’s rights, socio-economic development, and fair labour practices – to protect girls and boys, moving towards the eradication of child labour, and setting up multidisciplinary, “child-friendly” programmes engaging health, education and labour issues in a holistic manner.

  2. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and child labour in the United Republic of Tanzania: A rapid assessment - A case study of Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Paper No. 3

    01 January 2003

    This rapid assessment suggests that HIV/AIDS is among the major causes of child labour in the United Republic of Tanzania and other developing countries. The study aims to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphanhood and, in turn, the effects of growing numbers of orphans on child labour in the country. It also proposes intervention strategies aimed at dealing with both HIV/AIDS and child labour.

  3. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and child labour in Zimbabwe: A rapid assessment. Paper No. 2

    01 January 2003

    This study investigates the nature and extent of both HIV/AIDS and child labour in Zimbabwe and the linkages between them. Recent research has addressed HIV/AIDS, orphans and, sometimes, child workers in Africa. The current study seeks to further explore this link in specific areas and target groups in Zimbabwe with the aim of proposing strategic objectives and interventions for the elimination of child labour related to HIV/AIDS.

  4. Publication

    Technical workshop on population mobility, migration and HIV/AIDS - Geneva, 18 March 2002 - ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Geneva, April 2003 - Report 3

    01 January 2003

    This report is a summary of the proceedings and conclusions of the workshop, which encouraged open discussion and provided the opportunity to identify and review priority areas for action. Concrete recommendations were offered to the ILO and its national and international partners for protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of mobile workers and migrants in the face of HIV/AIDS.

  5. Publication

    Global compact policy dialogue on HIV/AIDS - ILO, Geneva - 12-13 May 2003 - Meeting Report 4

    01 January 2003

    The Global Compact Policy Dialogue on HIV/AIDS, convened on 12-13 May at the ILO in Geneva with the support of UNAIDS, aimed to identify policy issues that could benefit from the problem-solving approach of the Global Compact. The meeting explored key challenges companies face and examples of effective responses to HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

May 2002

  1. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for trade unions

    01 May 2002

  2. Publication

    Employers' Handbook on HIV/AIDS - A guide for action - IOE/UNAIDS

    01 May 2002

January 2002

  1. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and human rights: Promoting human rights through the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work – Working Paper 3

    11 January 2002

    This paper explains the important connections between human rights and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and examines relevant international instruments in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in the workplace. It then takes a detailed look at the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, and at the human rights it promotes.

  2. Publication

    Labour market and employment implications of HIV/AIDS - Working Paper 1

    06 January 2002

    This paper is on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS, and focuses in particular on the labour market and employment implications of the epidemic. It analyses the effects of HIV/AIDS on the labour market, based mainly on the experience of sub-Saharan Africa where the problem, until now, is greatest and where the direct impact of the epidemic is further compounded by persistent poverty which limits the ability to afford the enormous economic costs of HIV/AIDS.

  3. Publication

    Human capital and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa - Working Paper 2

    06 January 2002

    The present working paper concerns the impact of HIV/AIDS on human capital in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides insights into the impact of the epidemic on sustainable development in the region that is hardest hit by AIDS and already seriously affected by poverty, by focusing on key factors critical to human capital. The paper analyses the loss of human capital in two important social sectors B health and education B as a result of AIDS, and suggests how to respond to AIDS-related loss of skilled and professional labour mainly through mobilizing governments and workplace partners. In more practical terms, the paper concludes with a proposal for the maintenance of human capital in the form of a multisectoral programme of action.