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October 2015

  1. ILO’s annual training course on HIV and AIDS and the world of work concludes

    16 October 2015,

    Workplace is uniquely poised to fast- track the AIDS response in the next five years was the key message emanating from the ILO’s training course — HIV and AIDS and the world of work: A prevention and social protection perspective — organized by ILOAIDS in collaboration with the International Training Centre, Turin.

September 2015

  1. © Danilo Urbina 2015

    Ending violence and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people

    29 September 2015,

    In a joint statement United Nations entities* call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children.

  2. Reducing sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV through economic empowerment

    08 September 2015,

    50 women leaders representing 109 members of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) drawn from vulnerable populations including sex workers along the Victoria Falls tourism corridor Zimbabwe attended the ILO’s training in September and learnt business development skills to explore alternative sources of livelihoods.

August 2015

  1. Workplace HIV & Wellness Voluntary Counselling and Testing Campaign launched in Trinidad and Tobago

    25 August 2015,

    On 25 August 2015, in Port of Spain, the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development (MOLSMED) of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for the Caribbean, officially launched a national Workplace HIV & Wellness Voluntary Counselling and Testing Campaign (WVCT@WORK Campaign).

  2. HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Act published in the Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    20 August 2015,

    The HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Act 2014 (No. 7) aims to protect fundamental human rights for all living with or affected by HIV.

July 2015

  1. 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.

  2. Reaching out to Hotel workers through VCT@WORK in seven districts in Uganda

    21 July 2015,

    The ILO in collaboration with the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) and the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) are targeting 10,000 women and men workers in the Hotel and Tourism sector, in seven district towns with high HIV burden in Uganda.

  3. Scaling up HIV testing and counselling in Lesotho through Private sector Dialogue

    09 July 2015,

    The Association of the Lesotho Employers and Business (ALEB) hosted a “Private Sector Dialogue on HIV and TB” in collaboration with ILO and UNAIDS in Lesotho.

  4. VCT@WORK implemented in open markets to reach informal economy workers in Tanzania

    01 July 2015,

    Around 3000 workers, majority being young, received counseling and took the HIV test through events organized in the identified open market sites in Kyela district, in Mbeya a region of Tanzania, from 15th -19th June 2015.

June 2015

  1. Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, Chair, UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations

    30 June 2015,

  2. Looking over the fence: HIV/AIDS workplace programmes in India

    29 June 2015,

    How the ILO supports companies in India to adopt workplace HIV/AIDS programmes benefitting workers and their families and communities.

  3. UN CERD Committee strikes down mandatory HIV testing of foreign teachers in South Korea

    17 June 2015,

    The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) examined the case of a New Zealand teacher working in the Republic of South Korea, whose contract was not renewed after she refused to undergo a mandatory HIV test required only of foreigners.

May 2015

  1. Access to HIV testing at work in Nigeria

    01 May 2015,

    On 1 May, Workers’ Day, UNAIDS joined up with the International Labour Organization’s VCT@WORK initiative to scale up voluntary counselling and HIV testing in Nigeria.

  2. VCT@WORK Initiative on Labour Day in Nairobi

    01 May 2015,

    On the occasion of Labour Day and COTU(K) 50th Anniversary celebration in Kenya, the ILO organized Voluntary and Counselling Testing for women and men workers in the context of the VCT@WORK initiative.

  3. VCT@WORK and Youth Employment feature prominently in the May Day Celebrations in Tanzania

    01 May 2015,

    H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, spoke at the International Workers’ Day event, attended by thousands of workers at CCM Kirumba Stadium, Mwanza Region.

April 2015

  1. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015,

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  2. NSIA Assurances & Banque in Benin joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work Campaign

    10 April 2015,

    Management at NSIA Assurances & Banque presents the key principles of the VCT@Work initiative and calls for the mobilisation of the world of work to get to zero new HIV infection and zero discrimination in Africa.

March 2015

  1. Zimbabwe Launches a Strategic Framework for PPP for HIV/AIDS & TB

    25 March 2015,

    “Strategic Framework for Public-Private Partnerships for TB and HIV Prevention, Treatment Care and Support, 2014 – 2016” was launched by Dr Douglas Mombeshora, the Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe on 25 March 2015.

  2. Mr. Bob Collymore joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign

    17 March 2015,

    Mr. Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom, Kenya joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he highlights the importance of public-private partnerships and stresses that the private sector must play a role in the fight against HIV & AIDS.

  3. Mr. Chris Kirubi joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign

    17 March 2015,

    Mr. Chris Kirubi, Chairman, Haco Tiger Brands Ltd., Kenya joins the ILO's Getting to Zero at Work campaign. In his message received at the time of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, he stresses on economically empowering people, particularly young women to get to zero new HIV infections.