Delivering treatment for HIV/AIDS in the workplace: the ILO role An interview with Franklyn Lisk, Director, ILO/AIDS
13 July 2004
At the XVth International AIDS Conference (Bangkok 11-16 July), the AIDS programme of the International Labour Office (ILO) is launching a new report on "HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response". Franklyn Lisk, Director of the ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work talks about the ILO report and the expanded response of the ILO to AIDS in the workplace.
Read the interview of Philippe Seguin upon his election as Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body - June 2004
07 July 2004
Following the 92nd session of the International Labour Conference, the former French minister of social affairs, Philippe Séguin, was elected chairman of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office. Mr. Séguin, government delegate of France to the ILO since 2002, was elected by the 56 members of the Governing Body representing governments and employers' and workers' organizations.
05 July 2004
They range from small-scale to multi-million dollar businesses across the globe, employ some 100 million women and men and have more than 800 million individual members. Cooperatives play an important role in integrating unprotected workers in the informal economy into mainstream economic life. On this International Day of Cooperatives, cooperative enterprises worldwide make fair globalization a reality. Here are some examples of recent ILO activities aimed at creating decent jobs and reducing poverty around the globe.
02 July 2004
As fish and shellfish become increasingly important as a source of protein, the fishing industry has grown considerably. This growth, however, hasn't come without a cost - in terms of working conditions and occupational safety - to the estimated 35 million full and part-time workers in the fishing sector. To address this, delegates to this year's 92nd International Labour Conference took the first steps toward adopting new international labour standards for what is one of the world's most dangerous professions. Here, in question and answer format, are basic facts about the fishing sector and what the ILO can do to improve conditions there.
25 June 2004
The ILO is working to support the World Health Organization and UNAIDS in providing help for millions of people with HIV/AIDS. As one of the co-sponsors of the "3 by 5" initiative, the ILO will harness the potential of occupational health services in delivering and monitoring treatment, and mobilize its social partners to help spread the "know your status" message to encourage voluntary testing. Dr Benjamin O. Alli, Coordinator, Technical Cooperation and Advisory Services, ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work explains how the ILO can help "3 by 5" to succeed.
24 June 2004
The International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) annually gathers some 3,000 delegates representing governments, worker and employer organizations. Yet walking the halls of the United Nations building in Geneva where the meeting takes place, it was strikingly clear that at the 92nd International Labour Conference - just as during previous conferences - women remained under-represented among the delegates. Now, the ILO is working with its social partners to change this.
23 June 2004
The ILO's 92nd International Labour Conference has adopted a new plan aimed at providing a fair deal for the world's 86 million migrant workers. The plan includes a host of measures for managing migration, protecting their rights and preventing trafficking. This news feature tells the story.
17 June 2004
16 June 2004
There are signs of employment recovery in Argentina, but a lot remains to be done, outlined tripartite representatives and the ILO who signed a Memorandum of Understanding expressing their support to the launch of a National Decent Work Programme.
14 June 2004