1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    - The new labour standard is the first human rights instrument to focus on HIV and AIDS in the world of work, and was adopted - by an overwhelming majority - by governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from ILO member States at the International Labour Conference in June 2010.

  2. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    - The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. ..

  3. Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. An education and training manual

    A valuable educational and training tool, this comprehensive manual offers practical guidance for formulating viable policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work. ...

  1. Report of the Director-General - First Supplementary Report: Global Action Plan to promote implementation of the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200)

    The Global Action Plan sets out the actions proposed to be taken by the Office in providing technical and advisory support to the constituents to assist them in giving effect to Recommendation No. 200.


  1. Enhancing Business Response to HIV/AIDS in India: Operational guidelines with estimated cost analysis - Working Paper

    01 January 2005


  1. Women, girls, HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 December 2004

    Brief December 2004

  2. Working Action on HIV/AIDS

    01 November 2004

  3. Technical cooperation: A means to implement the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    06 July 2004

    The ILO has established itself as a significant contributor to international efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work. This document describes how technical cooperation is formulated and implemented to support these efforts, and shows examples of successful programmes.

  4. Trainers´ manual - Women workers´ rights and gender equality: Easy steps for workers in Cambodia

    01 July 2004

  5. Technical cooperation: A means to implement the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 June 2004

    This report provides an overview of the role of technical cooperation in achieving the objectives of the ILO’s global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS). Key activities are highlighted, illustrating the different approaches developed, tested and used in a range of situations. Lessons learned and challenges are discussed, and priority areas for future action are presented.

  6. Taking action at the workplace

    12 January 2004

  7. Republic of Moldova: The impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    11 January 2004

    The objective of the paper is to discuss some of the issues that need to be taken into consideration when developing a support strategy for the Republic of Moldova, where HIV/AIDS may undermine development progress achieved since the country’s independence. The focus of the paper is on an area that has received very little attention in the literature on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe: the effects of the epidemic on labour markets and its implications for sustained development. The ultimate goal of GTZ and ILO/AIDS is to help build the capacity of government, employers and workers in implementing policies to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce its impact.

  8. HIV/AIDS, work and development in the United Republic of Tanzania

    11 January 2004

    This paper reviews the demographic and socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. It describes the effects of HIV/AIDS on labour supply and skills and on the demand in key occupations. It identifies current and potential shortages in human resource capacity that will significantly affect economic growth and development in Tanzania. It also presents policy implications and provides recommendations for interventions in the world of work.

  9. Responding to HIV/AIDS in the world of work in Africa: the role of social protection - Working Paper 5

    06 January 2004

    This paper was prepared for the 6th International Conference on Community and Home-based Care for People living with HIV/AIDS (Dakar, December 2003). It reviews and suggests a number of responses, not only to HIV/AIDS itself but to broader needs in Africa for the protection of its people from economic and social insecurity. Starting with a historical overview of care and social policy in Africa in the light of the development challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the paper analyzes social responsibility in the private sector; decentralised system of social protection; and health and micro insurance schemes. It addresses how individuals and households cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS when they have little access to viable systems of social protection. It also looks at mechanisms for a more effective response to the epidemic; including, adapting and extending social protection systems, and public-private partnerships.

  10. Contributing to the global response

    04 January 2004

  11. A workplace policy: what it should cover and putting it into practice

    01 January 2004

  12. A workplace policy on HIV/AIDS: what it should cover

    01 January 2004

  13. Guidelines on addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace through employment and labour law

    01 January 2004

    This publication provides technical guidance on how best to incorporate, taking into account the various national circumstances and legal traditions, the body of international principles that have arisen in the field of labour law, in particular citing innovative and successful examples of the substantive content of employment and labour laws. In addition, it provides some examples in the area of enforcement. The aim of this publication is to provide specific, workable and practical examples of how to include in labour and employment laws the concepts of prevention, protection and care/support of persons living with HIV/AIDS. It is designed for policy-makers within governments, legislators, workers’ organizations, employers’ organizations, national AIDS Councils, labour lawyers and judges and, indeed, all practitioners and technicians involved in labour rights and the quest for decent work.

  14. HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response - 2004

    01 January 2004

    The report presents global estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the male and female labour force and the working-age population in developing and developed regions for the period 1995-2015. It reviews and discusses effects on the private and public sectors, agriculture and the informal economy. The report includes: - numbers of workers unable to work because of illness - estimates and projections - labour force losses and deaths of persons of working age - estimates and projections - resulting economic and social burdens - new indicators and projections - macroeconomic impact due to labour force effects - changes in growth of GDP, 1992-2002 - multiple consequences for society - notably for women and for children. This report also outlines policy implications, illustrates the range of responses to HIV/AIDS in a variety of workplace settings from examples selected globally, and gives special emphasis to current efforts to provide antiretroviral therapy in conjunction with HIV prevention as well as the large potential for expanded access to workplace-based treatment. It draws on the most recent demographic and epidemiological data from the United Nations, UNAIDS and ILO, and is based on new measures that allow for such global projections of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work to be made for the first time.

  15. Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for employers

    01 January 2004

  16. Indicators to monitor the implementation and impact of HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes in the UN system

    01 January 2004

    This document contains: a summary of the main findings of the compliance review and its implications; the indicators developed to monitor implementation in the world of work; and an outline of implementation benchmarks to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  17. Compliance report and practical guide on implementing the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS in the UN workplace

    01 January 2004

    The report falls into two parts - the compliance review and an accompanying set of tools for facilitating and monitoring compliance. Part I gives an executive summary of the main findings of the review, describes the background and methodology, and discusses the direct and indirect organizational impact of HIV/AIDS including the potential vulnerability of UN staff and dependants. It compares UN personnel policies with the ILO Code of Practice, and identifies gaps and issues to be addressed. There follows a discussion of implementation and examples of good practice. The practices do not provide a formula for duplication, but help contextualize the various compliance issues raised and give examples of interpretation as well as successful action. Part I concludes with recommendations for facilitating compliance with the ILO Code. Part II provides a series of tools for implementation and monitoring compliance of UN personnel policies with the ILO Code. These consist of a checklist for setting up an HIV/AIDS committee, indicators, implementation benchmarks, core functions of focal points and collective bargaining on HIV/AIDS.


  1. Workplace action on HIV/AIDS: identifying and sharing best practice

    15 December 2003

    This report is the synthesis of a number of processes, including the drafting of a concept paper, thematic papers, and numerous consultations. The thematic papers cover prevention, care, ethics, legal instruments, data collection, the informal economy, and gender.

  2. Protecting the Rights of Workers Living with HIV/AIDS: A South African Case Study

    15 December 2003

    This paper deals with how the primary (human) rights implicated in this context, namely the right to non-discrimination, privacy and confidentiality, a healthy work environment and the continuation of the employment relationship, have been incorporated into South African legislation and in the workplace policies and practices of selected South African employers. For a number of reasons, the focus will be on the response of the South African mining industry to the epidemic. Ethical issues are raised by these policies and practices, and also pros and cons of the various approaches that have been adopted. The overall aim of the paper is to contribute to the identification and development of a set of best practices in the area of HIV/AIDS and the world of work.