Events and meetings

July 2013

  1. Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS in Africa

    15 - 16 July 2013

    The Africa Union Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (A.T.M.) will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 15 to 16 July 2013. In response to this challenge, the ILO/AIDS is organizing key awareness-raising events to highlight the new VCT@work initiative in line with the overall theme:'Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Response in Africa: Past, Present and the Future'.

  2. Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa: the way forward

    12 - 16 July 2013

    African Heads of States committed to take firm action towards the elimination of poverty and the provision of social protection for all by 2030 at the Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria held from 12-16 July 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria.

June 2013

  1. HIV Workplace Corner inaugurated at the Judicial Training Center in Tajikistan

    10 June 2013

    Dushanbe, June 10, 2013. The "HIV Workplace Corner" at the Judicial Training Center, Council of Justice`s premises was inaugurated by Mr. Muhammad Rasulov, Deputy Director, Judicial Training Center, Council of Justice in Tajikistan.

May 2013

  1. India launches the “Getting to Zero at Work” Campaign

    23 May 2013

    “Has the countdown to zero begun at your workplace?” is the key message of “Getting to Zero at Work” Campaign launched in India.

  2. Experts consultation on HIV and social protection research 20-21 May 2013

    20 - 21 May 2013

    ILO/AIDS held an experts consultation to develop country research methodologies to generate knowledge on “the access to and effect of social protection programmes on women and men workers in formal and informal economies living with HIV and their households.” This experts consultation was held at the ILO in Geneva on 20 – 21 May 2013 and brought together HIV, social protection and research experts from around the world.

February 2013

  1. ILO Partners’ Meeting: Rising to the challenge – scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS through workplace action in Africa

    25 February 2013

    The objective of the meeting will be to capitalize on successes and exchange ideas to accelerate the HIV and AIDS response through workplace and private sector action.

November 2012

  1. The world of work walks in Colombo to commemorate World AIDS Day

    30 November 2012

  2. The countdown continues: Getting to Zeros – Zero New HIV infections, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS related deaths

    30 November 2012

    On 30 November 2012, the Director for the ILO Dar es Salaam Country Office, Mr. Alexio Musindo and staff commemorated the World AIDS Day.

  3. World AIDS Day: launching the “Getting to Zero at work” campaign

    28 November 2012

    UN Heads of Agencies to launch the “Getting to Zero at work” campaign.

  4. Official Launching of the Innovation Funds by the Minister of Labour under the Sida Funded Economic Empowerment Program and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

    22 November 2012

    On 22 November, the ILO and SEDCO - the Small Enterprises Development Corporation have signed an agreement on the establishment of the Economic Empowerment Fund, under the patronage of the Minister of Labour and Social Services of Zimbabwe.

  5. ILO course on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective, 12-23 November 2012

    12 - 23 November 2012

    The ILO Training Centre in Turin is organizing a two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, with a prevention and social protection perspective. The course aims to strengthen the capacity of planners and social actors to develop and implement workplace policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS that build on and benefit from the decent work approach, covering rights, prevention, employment issues, social protection aspects and social dialogue.

July 2012

  1. XIX International AIDS Conference

    21 - 27 July 2012

    ILO/AIDS is participating in the conference which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 22-27 July 2012 under the theme "Turning the Tide Together".

May 2012

  1. Youth Employment Forum discusses HIV and AIDS

    23 - 25 May 2012

    On 23-25 May 2012, the ILO Geneva will host a Global Youth Employment Forum to address the challenges young people face in the labour market. The ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work (ILO/AIDS) will organize two market place sessions in the Youth Employment Forum: 1) Youth employment strategies: Listen to 5 million young voices living with HIV, 24 May 2012, 11:35-11:55, circle 5, Espace Gobelins, R2 South, ILO. 2) HIV and AIDS: What do you need to know as a young person? 24 May 2012, 12.05-12.25, circle 5, Espace Gobelins, R2 South, ILO.

April 2012

  1. Sub-Regional meeting supporting teachers infected and affected by HIV in West and Central Africa

    24 - 26 April 2012

    The meeting aims at generating ideas to strengthen teachers’ roles in contributing to HIV prevention efforts and ensuring that teachers living with HIV can be supported through effective policies and HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes, protecting them from HIV-related stigma and discrimination. The meeting will address specific challenges faced by teachers living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in West and Central Africa. The meeting will be organized jointly by ILO, UNESCO, the World Bank, UNAIDS, WHO, Ministries of Education, Education International (EI), and Partnership for Child Development (PCD).

March 2012

  1. HIV in Europe: Working Together for Optimal Testing and Earlier Care

    18 - 20 March 2012

    On 18 March 2012, the ILO will participate and speak in a satellite meeting, a pre-conference event to the conference “HIV in Europe: Working Together for Optimal Testing and Earlier Care” in Copenhagen, Denmark. ILO/AIDS will speak on "How does Protection of rights at work help enhancing access to HIV services: The ILO Recommendation on HIV and AIDS (No. 200) and experiences in its implementation with a focus on Europe and the private sector” in the satellite meeting being organized on “The role of HIV workplace policies and programmes in addressing 'barriers' to early HIV counselling, testing, treatment and care”, and address participants in the session.

February 2012

  1. “Sustaining Employers’ Response to HIV/AIDS with less Donor Funding”

    24 - 25 February 2012

    A two-day conference for Employers’ organizations is being organized by the International Organization of Employers on 24-25 February 2012, at Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, in collaboration with the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE), Business Africa and the ILO.

January 2012

  1. A decade of European Support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    31 January 2012

    On 31 January 2012, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria celebrates its 10th anniversary in Paris. Mr. J-F Trogrlic, Director, ILO Office for France, is attending the event. Participants include European policy makers, representatives of international organizations, as well as participants from public and private sectors, the research community and non-governmental organizations.

December 2011

  1. International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2011)

    4 - 8 December 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing and participating in a series of events to highlight the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination in the workplace at ICASA, which opens on Sunday 4 December, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme “Own, Scale-up and Sustain”.

  2. Zimbabwean sculpture exhibition for World AIDS Day 30th anniversary in ILO Colonnades

    1 - 16 December 2011

    ILO/AIDS has organized an exhibition of Shona Art which is taking place from 1 until 16 December on ILO premises in Geneva.

  3. World AIDS Day 2011

    1 December 2011

    The theme of World AIDS Day this year is "Getting to Zero" referring to the “Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS Related Deaths” objectives of the UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015. The ILO has developed six posters to highlight the contribution of the workplace to "Getting to Zero".