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November 2013

  1. Message from ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World AIDS Day

    29 November 2013, Geneva

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    ILO: Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

    27 November 2013,

    New ILO study finds that people with jobs are more likely to keep to HIV treatment.

  3. World AIDS Day Event

    On Friday, 29 November 2013, you are all invited to wear red and join ILO officials in forming a human ribbon in ILO headquarters at 11:45, The launch of the report “The impact of employment on HIV treatment adherence” and a contemporary dance performance by the Compagnie Donsen will be held at the “Espace Gobelins” (R2 South).

  4. The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

    The ILO is organizing and participating in a series of events to highlight the importance of workplace actions and policies to ensure workplaces are free from stigma and discrimination and encourage workers to know their HIV status at the occasion of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) which opens Monday, 18 November, in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme 'Asia/Pacific Reaching Triple Zero: Investing in Innovation'.

  5. Workplace voluntary HIV testing programme launched in Thailand

    15 November 2013,

    Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme, which aims to support reduction of HIV infections in Thailand, was launched on 15 November 2013 by the ILO, UNAIDS and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS. The innovative programme - VCT@WORK - will encourage 100,000 workers to undergo voluntary HIV testing through their workplaces by the end of 2015.

October 2013

  1. ILOAIDS Update - October 2013

    21 October 2013,

  2. European Court of Human Rights cites ILO Recommendation No. 200 in a case of wrongful dismissal

    04 October 2013,

    In I.B. v. Greece , issued 3 October 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive employee in response to pressure from other company employees calling for his removal constituted a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The ECHR cited the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200) extensively in support of its conclusions.

September 2013

  1. ILO course on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective, 18-29 November 2013

    The ILO Training Centre in Turin and the HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch are organizing a two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, with a prevention, gender equality and social protection perspective.

  2. Tajik State Railways Launched its Response to HIV and AIDS at the Workplace with support from the ILO

    3 September 2013, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Tajik Railway launched its workplace response to HIV and AIDS with a national seminar.

July 2013

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

    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.

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

    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'.

  3. Backing young entrepreneurs in Malawi helps reduce HIV risk

    12 July 2013,

    How an ILO programme in Malawi supports hundreds of young people facing high risks of HIV infection to become entrepreneurs.

June 2013

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

    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.

  2. ILO launches new initiative to reach 5 million workers with voluntary HIV testing by 2015

    06 June 2013,

    ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.

  3. Launch of a landmark global initiative on HIV in the world of work

    04 June 2013,

    UNAIDS and the ILO to launch new initiative to provide 5 million working women and men with Voluntary and confidential HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT@WORK) by 2015.

May 2013

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

    “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

    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.

April 2013

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    Indigenous communities take their place in the HIV battle

    16 April 2013,

    The ILO and indigenous communities in Chile team up to battle discrimination and implement HIV guidelines in the transport sector.

March 2013

  1. Getting across the message on male circumcision and HIV in the workplace

    14 March 2013,

    Many Swazi men have decided to get circumcised to reduce their risk of contracting HIV, after attending workplace information sessions organised by the ILO.

January 2013

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

    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.