Publications on HIV/AIDS

January 2003

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  4. Publication

    Know your status - HIV testing and counselling: the gateway to wellness

    01 January 2002

  5. Publication

    Trade unions and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2002

    This handbook aims to provide guidelines to woirkers' organisations to help them initiate policy/programmes to combat HIV/AIDS. It enables trade unions gain in-depth understanding of the HIV/AIDS through their networks and programmes. The specific objectives of this handbook are: to enhance the knowledge level of the trade unions about STIs/HIV/AIDS; to enable the trade unions appreciate their role in developing policy and programmes on HIV/AIDS; to provide guidelines to trade unions to help them play their role effectively in strengthening the world of work response to HIV/AIDS.

  6. Publication

    Combating child labour and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa - A review of policies, programmes, and projects in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia to identify good practices. Paper No. 1

    01 January 2002

    This report covers these linkages between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and child labour in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Zambia. It complements Rapid Assessments in these countries to gather qualitative data on the links between child labour and HIV/AIDS. Significant efforts are being made in the three African countries to understand and respond to the linkage, or at least to one component of the relationship. This review presents many examples of both response models and specific examples of responses to both HIV/AIDS and child labour. The ability to learn from and expand “good practices” depends critically on more focused government attention to the pandemic and its impact on children, including the stigma and discrimination they face.