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  1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    - The new labour standard is the first human rights instrument to focus on HIV and AIDS in the world of work, and was adopted - by an overwhelming majority - by governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from ILO member States at the International Labour Conference in June 2010.

  2. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    - The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. ..

  3. Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. An education and training manual

    A valuable educational and training tool, this comprehensive manual offers practical guidance for formulating viable policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work. ...

  1. Report of the Director-General - First Supplementary Report: Global Action Plan to promote implementation of the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200)

    The Global Action Plan sets out the actions proposed to be taken by the Office in providing technical and advisory support to the constituents to assist them in giving effect to Recommendation No. 200.

2019

  1. 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. 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…

  3. Research on Promoting Fair Employment for People Living with HIV in China

    05 June 2019

    HIV related stigma and discrimination are particularly pronounced in three areas, employment, access to medical treatment and confidentiality, according to ILO reports of 2011. Employment discrimination is one of the greatest concerns of People Living with HIV in China today.

2018

  1. HIV self-testing at the workplace

    30 November 2018

    Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2018, the policy brief, developed by ILO and WHO, outlines key planning and implementation considerations for managers and implementers on HIV self-testing at workplaces. Given the gaps in HIV testing, HIV self-testing is one of the options recommended by WHO that can be used to reach undiagnosed populations. HIV self-testing at workplaces gives workers more choices, greater confidentiality and convenience.

  2. HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of Work: Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

    26 July 2018

    Although access to effective HIV antiretroviral treatments has improved significantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV continue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression.

    This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.

  3. The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimates

    24 May 2018

    Bringing together health data, in particular HIV prevalence data, with labour force, economic and demographic data, the report sets out social and economic impacts on workers and their households for 2005, 2010 and 2015, as well as projections for 2020.

2017

  1. Promoting a Rights-based Approach to Migration, Health, and HIV and AIDS: A Framework for Action

    28 November 2017

    Migrants’ access to health and HIV services can be improved only by adopting a human rights-based approach in the governance of the entire migration process. This new publication, released ahead of the World AIDS Day, analyses the interplay between fair labour migration policies, effective responses to HIV and broader health goals to be addressed in countries of origin, transit and destination; and presents a framework for action.

  2. VCT@WORK: Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    17 October 2017

2016

  1. Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide [MOBI]

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  2. Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide [EPUB]

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  3. Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  4. WASH@Work: a Self-Training Handbook

    29 November 2016

    ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. This publication is also the ILO’s main contribution to the WASH4Work initiative, launched in the UN headquarters on World Water Day 2016 in collaboration with several UN-Water members and partners. This initiative seeks to create awareness among governments, employers and workers about these issues.

  5. Small and medium enterprises’ response to HIV and AIDS

    14 July 2016

    This brief is intended for SMEs and a wide range of stakeholders who work with SMEs with a view to strengthening their response to HIV and AIDS.

  6. Including HIV in public and private sector insurance policies and products

    14 July 2016

    This brief is to help public and private sector insurance/social protection providers as well as other stakeholders engaged in the HIV response to work together for expanding the insurance coverage for PLHIV.

  7. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing at work: Report 2015

    13 July 2016

    ILO report on the VCT@WORK Initiative—voluntary counselling and testing for workers- launched in partnership with UNAIDS, in June 2013.

  8. Educated Empowered Inspired - Transforming lives through the response to HIV and AIDS in East and Southern Africa

    16 March 2016

    Poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion continue to pose major challenges to HIV prevention efforts. Between 2011 and 2016, the ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment programme amongst hard-to -reach populations in transport corridors and vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa, with the aim of reducing their vulnerability to the HIV epidemic. This publication presents the outcomes of this innovative approach and the effects it had on its beneficiaries.

2015

  1. Protect Rights, Prevent HIV!

    17 December 2015

    Getting to Zero at Work: Inspirational voices from workers

  2. HIV and AIDS and Labour Rights: A Handbook for Judges and Legal Professionals

    01 December 2015

    This Handbook aims to assist judges and legal professionals in handling HIV and AIDS-related matters with a focus on employment and occupation. It provides information on relevant national and international law and its application in domestic courts operating in diverse legal traditions and frameworks.

  3. HIV and AIDS: Guidelines for the retail sector

    30 November 2015

    The ILO has developed these guidelines to help stakeholders in the retail sector to strengthen their response to HIV and AIDS.

  4. Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at work in Mozambique: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, and economically empowering women, young people and people working in the informal economy who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.