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. HIV/AIDS and child labour in the United Republic of Tanzania: A rapid assessment - A case study of Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Paper No. 3

    01 January 2003

    This rapid assessment suggests that HIV/AIDS is among the major causes of child labour in the United Republic of Tanzania and other developing countries. The study aims to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphanhood and, in turn, the effects of growing numbers of orphans on child labour in the country. It also proposes intervention strategies aimed at dealing with both HIV/AIDS and child labour.

  2. HIV/AIDS and child labour in Zimbabwe: A rapid assessment. Paper No. 2

    01 January 2003

    This study investigates the nature and extent of both HIV/AIDS and child labour in Zimbabwe and the linkages between them. Recent research has addressed HIV/AIDS, orphans and, sometimes, child workers in Africa. The current study seeks to further explore this link in specific areas and target groups in Zimbabwe with the aim of proposing strategic objectives and interventions for the elimination of child labour related to HIV/AIDS.

  3. Technical workshop on population mobility, migration and HIV/AIDS - Geneva, 18 March 2002 - ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Geneva, April 2003 - Report 3

    01 January 2003

    This report is a summary of the proceedings and conclusions of the workshop, which encouraged open discussion and provided the opportunity to identify and review priority areas for action. Concrete recommendations were offered to the ILO and its national and international partners for protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of mobile workers and migrants in the face of HIV/AIDS.

  4. Global compact policy dialogue on HIV/AIDS - ILO, Geneva - 12-13 May 2003 - Meeting Report 4

    01 January 2003

    The Global Compact Policy Dialogue on HIV/AIDS, convened on 12-13 May at the ILO in Geneva with the support of UNAIDS, aimed to identify policy issues that could benefit from the problem-solving approach of the Global Compact. The meeting explored key challenges companies face and examples of effective responses to HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  5. Draft resource manual on HIV/AIDS for trade union representatives

    01 January 2003


  1. ILOAIDS Newsletter - Issue 2, October 2002

    01 October 2002

  2. Action against AIDS in the workplace - The Asia-Pacific Region

    01 October 2002

  3. ILOAIDS Newsletter - Issue 1, June 2002

    01 June 2002

  4. Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for trade unions

    01 May 2002

  5. Employers' Handbook on HIV/AIDS - A guide for action - IOE/UNAIDS

    01 May 2002

  6. HIV/AIDS and human rights: Promoting human rights through the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work – Working Paper 3

    11 January 2002

    This paper explains the important connections between human rights and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and examines relevant international instruments in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in the workplace. It then takes a detailed look at the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, and at the human rights it promotes.

  7. Labour market and employment implications of HIV/AIDS - Working Paper 1

    06 January 2002

    This paper is on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS, and focuses in particular on the labour market and employment implications of the epidemic. It analyses the effects of HIV/AIDS on the labour market, based mainly on the experience of sub-Saharan Africa where the problem, until now, is greatest and where the direct impact of the epidemic is further compounded by persistent poverty which limits the ability to afford the enormous economic costs of HIV/AIDS.

  8. Human capital and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa - Working Paper 2

    06 January 2002

    The present working paper concerns the impact of HIV/AIDS on human capital in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides insights into the impact of the epidemic on sustainable development in the region that is hardest hit by AIDS and already seriously affected by poverty, by focusing on key factors critical to human capital. The paper analyses the loss of human capital in two important social sectors B health and education B as a result of AIDS, and suggests how to respond to AIDS-related loss of skilled and professional labour mainly through mobilizing governments and workplace partners. In more practical terms, the paper concludes with a proposal for the maintenance of human capital in the form of a multisectoral programme of action.

  9. Expanding access to HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support through occupational health services

    01 January 2002

  10. 10 Key Principles of the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    01 January 2002

  11. Know your status - HIV testing and counselling: the gateway to wellness

    01 January 2002

  12. Trade unions and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2002

    This handbook aims to provide guidelines to woirkers' organisations to help them initiate policy/programmes to combat HIV/AIDS. It enables trade unions gain in-depth understanding of the HIV/AIDS through their networks and programmes. The specific objectives of this handbook are: to enhance the knowledge level of the trade unions about STIs/HIV/AIDS; to enable the trade unions appreciate their role in developing policy and programmes on HIV/AIDS; to provide guidelines to trade unions to help them play their role effectively in strengthening the world of work response to HIV/AIDS.

  13. Combating child labour and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa - A review of policies, programmes, and projects in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia to identify good practices. Paper No. 1

    01 January 2002

    This report covers these linkages between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and child labour in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Zambia. It complements Rapid Assessments in these countries to gather qualitative data on the links between child labour and HIV/AIDS. Significant efforts are being made in the three African countries to understand and respond to the linkage, or at least to one component of the relationship. This review presents many examples of both response models and specific examples of responses to both HIV/AIDS and child labour. The ability to learn from and expand “good practices” depends critically on more focused government attention to the pandemic and its impact on children, including the stigma and discrimination they face.

  14. Consultation workshop on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work: Key issues and conclusions - Geneva, 16-17 October 2000 – Meeting Report 1

    01 January 2002

    This report is a summary of proceedings and also a useful guide to the development of policies and programmes in the World of Work. Examples are given of existing workplace action, and of the activities of governments, employers, workers, and their organizations; analysis is made of the ILO’s potential role in the global response to AIDS; and recommendations are outlined for the ILO and its national and international partners.

  15. Workshop for employers’ organizations in East and Southern Africa on a time-bound action plan to combat HIV/AIDS - Mombasa, Kenya, 26-27 November 2001 – Meeting Report 2

    01 January 2002

    The report of the Mombasa workshop presents an overview of the range of activities undertaken by employers in the sub-region, and serves as a useful guide to the development of policies and programmes in the world of work. The action plan, in particular, is a practical example of the steps which need to be taken in order to develop and implement workplace-based action to combat HIV/AIDS.