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November 2014

  1. 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 2014

    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.

June 2014

  1. Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

    30 June 2014,

    This report highlights the challenges faced by workers living with HIV and their households in accessing social protection programmes, examines the effects of such programmes on their lives and makes evidence-based recommendations.

April 2014

  1. Supreme Court of India Recognizes the Rights of Transgender Persons

    25 April 2014,

    In a landmark judgement issued on 15 April 2014, the Indian Supreme Court recognized a "third gender", establishing the right of transgender persons to their own gender identity.

  2. Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development

    17 April 2014,

    ILOAIDS will participate in the Experts' meeting of the Special Session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union at Windhoek, Namibia, on 23-25 April 2014. The following themes will be discussed: - Labour Migration and HIV - Youth Employment and HIV - Social Protection and HIV.

March 2014

  1. ILO course on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective, 13-24 October 2014

    05 March 2014, Turin, Italy

    The ILO Training Centre in Turin and the HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch are organizing a two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, with a prevention, gender equality and social protection perspective.

February 2014

  1. Five things everyone should know about work and HIV

    28 February 2014,

    If everybody knew these five facts about HIV and work, more young people living with HIV could aspire to a better future. As we mark Zero Discrimination Day, let’s remember the words of Aung San Suu Kyi: “Everyone has the right to live a dignified, healthy and productive life. People living with HIV must be allowed to work without any fear of discrimination”.

December 2013

  1. ILO to emphasize that “employment is part of the treatment” at International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

    04 December 2013,

November 2013

  1. Message from ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World AIDS Day

    29 November 2013, Geneva

  2. © Said Tcarnaev/RIA NOVOSTI 2014

    ILO: Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

    27 November 2013,

    New ILO study finds that people with jobs are more likely to keep to HIV treatment.

  3. World AIDS Day Event

    26 November 2013, International Labour Office, 4 route des Morillons, Geneva

    On Friday, 29 November 2013, you are all invited to wear red and join ILO officials in forming a human ribbon in ILO headquarters at 11:45, The launch of the report “The impact of employment on HIV treatment adherence” and a contemporary dance performance by the Compagnie Donsen will be held at the “Espace Gobelins” (R2 South).