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January 2015

  1. Adv. Lindiwe Sephomolo joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    19 January 2015,

    Adv. Lindiwe Sephomolo, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Lesotho Employers and Business reiterates employers' commitment to the health of workers. She promotes voluntary counselling and testing and commits to eliminating discrimination.

December 2014

  1. Helen T Masao teaches the benefits of early HIV testing

    16 December 2014,

    Njombe, Tanzania: “HIV is not a life threatening condition. I live my life working as a teacher. My family loves me and I am valued by my employer,” said Helen T Masao at the World AIDS Day event organized by the ILO, Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE) and President Office, Public Service Management (POPSM).

  2. ILO/SWHAP Road Safety and Wellness Camp

    13 December 2014,

    13 December 2014: The ILO, together with SWHAP (Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme) and Scania (a global company) organized wellness camp at at Korona stop over, about 70 km from Harare along the Masvingo - Beitbridge Highway (linking Zimbabwe to South Africa).

  3. World AIDS Day at the ILO

    01 December 2014, ILO, Geneva

    Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General, Jan Beagle, the UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, and Pablo T. Aguilera, the Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund addressed to the ILO staff and students of the International School of Geneva and the University of Geneva on the occasion of World AIDS Day at the ILO.

  4. Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014,

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

  5. Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014,

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  6. UN Cares Awards 2014

    01 December 2014,

    The UN Cares teams in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Guyana, Indonesia, Namibia and Trinidad and Tobago have been recognized in 2014 for their outstanding work in implementing the 10 Minimum Standards.

November 2014

  1. Living with HIV: This is my story

    27 November 2014,

    More than half of the 35 million people living with HIV do not know their status. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories and often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. In this special ILO video series to mark World AIDS Day, actors Kavi Ladnier, Ratidzo Mambo, and Junes Zahdi speak for them.

  2. VCT@WORK launched at Vologda Bearing Factory: Chairman leads the way

    27 November 2014,

    Vologda - Mr. Alexander Elperin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vologda Bearing Factory took an HIV test to kick-off the VCT@WORK campaign at his enterprise. This is the first time in Russia, a Chairman publicly took the HIV test.

  3. Know your HIV Status: The Earlier, the Better

    21 November 2014,

    20-21 November 2014, India: The ILO conducted a two-day workshop for the mainstreaming officers working across the country in India under the theme: the Earlier, the Better. The workshop emphasized the benefits of knowing HIV status earlier, discussed the status of HIV testing amongst workers in India and launched a communication package to promote voluntary HIV testing amongst workers.

October 2014

  1. Cambodia regulation on Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service Enterprises, Establishment and Companies

    14 October 2014,

    With the ILO/AIDS funding support, the Dissemination Workshop of the new Ministerial Regulation: Prakas no. 194 on "Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service Enterprises, Establishment and Companies" was held on 8 October 2014.

September 2014

  1. Collective bargaining agreement launched in Uganda

    26 September 2014,

    The article published by the Daily Monitor highlights the launch of the collective bargaining agreement to negotiate better working conditions for the people living with HIV/Aids in different sectors including the beverages, mines, construction, fisheries and plantation.

July 2014

  1. ILO and WHO team up to improve working conditions in the health sector

    30 July 2014,

    The two UN agencies are publishing the HealthWISE package – consisting of an Action Manual and Trainers’ Guide – that aims not only to improve working conditions for health workers but also to deliver better quality services for patients.

  2. Videos on ILO's participation at AIDS 2014

    25 July 2014,

  3. VCT@WORK reaching 5 million workers by 2015: a rights-based approach

    24 July 2014,

  4. ILO's participation in the 20th International AIDS Conference

    20 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

    The ILO is participating in AIDS2014, which is expected to gather over 10,000 delegates (including policy makers, programme implementers, practitioners, activists, scientists, journalists, people living with HIV) from nearly 200 countries on the theme: Stepping up the pace. The ILO and its partners will highlight the contribution of the world of work to the AIDS response through various events and activities held from 20 to 24 July in Melbourne, Australia.

  5. © TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP 2015

    Pills and condoms aren’t enough to beat AIDS

    18 July 2014,

    The fight against HIV/AIDS has entered a new phase, according to Senior ILOAIDS Specialist Afsar Syed Mohammad, who underlines the critical importance of removing barriers to treatment while protecting the rights of people living with HIV.

  6. Using the Law to Defend Human Rights in the HIV Epidemic: Courts in Action

    15 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

    Workshop at AIDS 2014 (Melbourne) on Monday 21 July, 14:30 - 17:30. Through interactive dialogue and practical, hands-on exercises, this workshop will familiarize judges, legal advocates, HIV and human rights activists and community leaders with a range of HIV-related human rights, including labour rights and how to implement them.

  7. Making HIV Testing Happen: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

    Global Village session at AIDS 2014 (Melbourne) on Thursday 24 July, 16:30 - 18:00 at the Clarendom Auditorium. This session will provide a platform to present the VCT@WORK initiative and discuss challenges and opportunities for scaling up VCT through workplace and community partners, while safeguarding workers’ rights.

  8. Understanding the Impact of Travel Restrictions on Universal Access from the Perspectives of Migrant Sending and Receiving Countries – A Dialogue

    15 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

    Global Village Debate at AIDS 2014 (Melbourne) on Wednesday 23 July, 11:00 - 12:30 at the Clarendom Auditorium.