Projects and activities

Partnerships are at the forefront of all the activities of the ILO in the field of HIV and the world of work. The considerable success of the ILO in reaching thousands of workers at risk of, or otherwise affected by HIV, can be attributed to its strong collaboration with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners. In the past biennium, HIV workplace programmes have benefited from financial support from a variety of donors, with the key partners listed below. Increasingly, funds to support workplace programmes are being accessed at the country level through mechanisms such as the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria. In addition, the ILO and its social partners have been able to draw on pools of funds managed by the UN.

Extra-budgetary resources are critical for building capacity of Ministries of Labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations to contribute fully to a multi-sectoral response at national level. More and more countries have incorporated workplace components into National AIDS strategies and the ILO is increasingly called upon to provide technical support for the implementation of national level workplace interventions.


  1. HIV/AIDS Programme in the World of Work in Indonesia

    8 January 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of tripartite organizations and related stakeholders in responding HIV/AIDS programme at the workplace by promoting the Recommendation. concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200).


  1. Responding effectively to HIV and AIDS in the world of work

    1 August 2012 - 31 December 2013

  2. Pacific Island workplace combating HIV

    1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

  3. Role of private sector in combatting HIV/AIDS in Somaliland

    1 March - 31 August 2012


  1. Establishing legal services for entertainment and sex workers in Cambodia

    1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

  2. HIV prevention for maritime workers in Sri Lanka

    1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

  3. Study the behaviour of returnee sex workers from India to assess its impact on HIV situation and design a package to deliver prevention, treatment and care services

    1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

  4. Strengthening alignment, coordination and institutional capacity of the public sector towards HIV/AIDS workplace responses

    1 March - 30 September 2011

  5. Economic empowerment and HIV vulnerability reduction along transport corridors in Southern Africa

    1 March 2011 - 28 February 2013

  6. Reducing HIV-Related Employment Discrimination in China

    1 January - 31 December 2011

  7. Strengthen gender responsiveness of the China's National strategy through program implementation

    1 January - 31 December 2011

  8. The World of Work effectively responds to HIV and AIDS through Recommendation 200 with emphasis on social protection

    1 January - 31 December 2011

  9. Integrating Tuberculosis into existing HIV and AIDS workplace programmes and policies

    1 January - 31 December 2011


  1. Addressing gender-based violence and HIV vulnerabilities of Indonesian migrant workers and their families

    1 December 2010 - 31 December 2011

  2. Minimize the risk of HIV transmission among migrant workers and their spouses in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka

    1 October 2010 - 31 December 2011

  3. Safe roads, safe ports

    1 August 2010 - 31 October 2011

  4. Policy framework and mechanism for safe migration and universal access for migrant workers

    1 August 2010 - 31 July 2011

  5. To carry out an HIV and TB risk assessment among street vendors so as to build their capacity in HIV and TB prevention

    1 May 2010 - 31 May 2011

  6. An Expanded and Comprehensive Response to HIV/AIDS in the Workplace: Focusing on the Informal Economy

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2012


  1. Strengthening the world of work response on HIV/AIDS – AIDS Capacity building and Technical Support

    1 October 2009 - 30 September 2011