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. Integrating HIV prevention into Garment Factory Occupational Safety and Health Committees: Workplace Sensitization, Mobilization and Management

    1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010

  2. Strengthening Leadership for Mainstreaming and Scaling up of the Response to HIV/AIDS in the World of Work

    7 July - 31 December 2009

    With UNAIDS PAF funding, this projects aims at strengthening leadership among stakeholders in the world of work to respond to HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh. Moreover, the project supports the government, employers, workers and the National HIV/AIDS Programme in creating an appropriate policy framework for a comprehensive response to the epidemic in the world of work.

  3. Integrating HIV/AIDS into Garment Factory Occupational Safety and Health Committees: Workplace Sensitization, Mobilization and Management

    15 May 2009 - 31 August 2010

    With UNAIDS PAF funding and in collaboration with the ILO’s Better Factories Programme, this projects aims at establishing a model for the implementation of the national law on the establishment of HIV/AIDS workplace committees (Prakas # 086). The projects carries out sensitization and mobilization campaigns targeting 300 garment factories and then selects 30 of these 300 factories to develop concrete workplaces that will include setting up HIV/AIDS workplace committees in the workplace.


  1. UN Joint Programme Strengthening HIV/AIDS responses

    1 September 2008 - 31 December 2011

  2. Strengthening the Trade Unions Response to HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Education Programme in China

    1 January 2008 - 1 September 2011


  1. Pacific Island Work Places Combating HIV/AIDS

    1 January 2007 - 1 March 2012

    With funding from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, this project aims at supporting tripartite constituents in the development and implementation of gender-responsive HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes at the national and the enterprise level in eight Pacific Islands States.


  1. HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation in the world of work in Sub-Saharan Africa

    31 December 2005 - 31 December 2009

  2. Men as Partners in Reproductive Health

    1 September 2005 - 31 December 2010

    With funding from the ILO and UNFPA, the project “Men as Partners in Reproductive Health” trains workers in male-dominated industries in six Pacific Island states on issues related to gender equality and gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS and STIs.


  1. SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises

    1 September 2002 - 31 December 2010

    This ILO/USDOL programme aims to contribute to the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the world of work, the enhancement of workplace protection and the reduction of its adverse consequences on social, labour, and economic development.