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July 2014

  1. 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. Leaving No One Behind: Reaching Key Populations through workplace action on HIV and AIDS

    15 July 2014,

    This literature review was commissioned to contribute to the body of knowledge on reaching key populations with HIV services. It sought to demonstrate how the workplace and/or the workforce could be creatively used to increase access to HIV services for key populations.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Reaching key populations through rights-based workplace programmes

    15 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

    Satellite session at AIDS 2014 (Melbourne) on Sunday 20 July, 13:30 - 15:30 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (Room 103). The study “Leaving No One Behind: Reaching Key Populations through workplace action” will be launched at this session and there will be discussions around models and good practices that could be undertaken to protect rights of key populations and reach them through workplace programmes.

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

November 2013

  1. © 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.

  2. 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).

  3. The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

    16 November 2013, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO is organizing and participating in a series of events to highlight the importance of workplace actions and policies to ensure workplaces are free from stigma and discrimination and encourage workers to know their HIV status at the occasion of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) which opens Monday, 18 November, in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme 'Asia/Pacific Reaching Triple Zero: Investing in Innovation'.

  4. Workplace voluntary HIV testing programme launched in Thailand

    15 November 2013,

    Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme, which aims to support reduction of HIV infections in Thailand, was launched on 15 November 2013 by the ILO, UNAIDS and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS. The innovative programme - VCT@WORK - will encourage 100,000 workers to undergo voluntary HIV testing through their workplaces by the end of 2015.

October 2013

  1. European Court of Human Rights cites ILO Recommendation No. 200 in a case of wrongful dismissal

    04 October 2013,

    In I.B. v. Greece , issued 3 October 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive employee in response to pressure from other company employees calling for his removal constituted a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The ECHR cited the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200) extensively in support of its conclusions.

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