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.


At the end of the training, the participants will have increased knowledge and skills that will enable them:

  • To appreciate the rights-based response to HIV and AIDS and develop/implement gender-responsive HIV and AIDS workplace polices at the national, sectoral and enterprise levels.
  • To understand, adapt and apply approaches/successful models of HIV prevention in the world of work, covering formal and informal economies, communities, including public private partnerships and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV.
  • To apply social protection approaches/models and understand their importance in contributing to prevent HIV and mitigate its impact on people living with or affected by HIV. This knowledge will enable participants to apply social protection approaches for offering care, treatment, social security, and income support to people living with HIV or affected by HIV.

The ITC-ILO learning approach is participative, competence-based, experiential, collaborative and it builds on existing experience and diversity.

Participants' profile

The course is designed for:

  • Policy planners and managers from relevant governmental structures such as:

    – Ministries of Labour (offi cials dealing with HIV, occupational safety and health, vocational training, social health insurance, social security, labour administrators/inspectors, trainers, etc.).
    – Ministries of Health and Gender/Women, National AIDS Commissions, Country Coordinating Mechanisms of the Global Fund, National Human Rights Commissions
    – Other relevant ministries.
  • Representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations/trade unions and civil society organizations.
  • Private sector: business coalitions, public and private sector enterprises and foundations.
  • Planners, advisers and professionals dealing with social protection mechanisms.
  • Representatives of multilateral/bilateral development agencies, UNAIDS and UN agencies.

Languages: English and French

How to apply

Applicants should send the nomination form ( and a nomination letter from their employer or a sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed.

The cost of participation, is 2 450 euros, payable in advance. This covers tuition fees, the use of training facilities and support services, training materials, accommodation and full board at the Centre's campus.

Applications to participate in the workshop should be sent by 28 August 2015.