Feature stories


  1. Mining

    27 July 2011

  2. Garment industry

    27 July 2011

  3. Agriculture

    27 July 2011

  4. HIV/AIDS training in Russia: “To know means to live”

    14 June 2011

    The 100th Session of the International Labour Conference also marks one year since the adoption of ILO Recommendation No. 200 – the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue of HIV/AIDS in the world of work. The Recommendation aims to strengthen the contribution of the world of work to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and contains provisions on potentially life-saving prevention programmes for all groups of workers, including young workers and persons in training. This story is about "Your Health" – an innovative training course for vocational schools in Russia.

  5. UN Cares India

    18 February 2011

    On 1 December 2010, a van was parked on Lodi Estate, in the city centre of New Delhi, India, with an unusual mandate: to offer voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing. The mobile clinic was part of the activities organized jointly by the United Nations (UN) agencies to raise awareness on HIV among their staff members.


  1. World AIDS Day 2010 – Workplace policies to tackle HIV and AIDS

    30 November 2010

    In June 2010 the Government, Employer and Worker representatives that make up the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the first international labour standard to focus specifically on HIV and AIDS. The Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the world of work 2010 (No.200) takes a rights-based approach to the pandemic and contains comprehensive measures to improve access to prevention, treatment and care, and to eliminate stigma and discrimination in the work place. On World AIDS Day 2010, ILO Online spoke to Dr. Sophia Kisting, Director of the ILO Global Programme on HIV and AIDS and the world of work, about progress made on giving effect to the Recommendation since adoption in June.

  2. How post offices are working to stamp out HIV and AIDS

    26 November 2010

    The international community marks World AIDS Day again this Wednesday. It is almost thirty years since AIDS, caused by the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) first began to have a devastating effect on individual lives, workplaces and societies. Currently, about 33 million people are living with the virus globally. There are another 7,500 new cases of infection every single day. Workplaces can play a key role in the HIV response according to the first international labour standard on HIV and AIDS adopted by the ILO last June. Andrew Bibby, a London-based journalist, reports for ILO Online.

  3. Questions and Answers on the new Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work

    15 July 2010

    On 17 June 2010, governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations (ILO constituents) made history at the 99th International Labour Conference in adopting, by an overwhelming majority, the first international human rights instrument to focus explicitly on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work. The Recommendation marks a new milestone in the international response to the pandemic, calling for the World of Work to play a significant role in preventing HIV transmission, protecting human rights at work and mitigating the impact of the pandemic at work, on local communities and the national economies. ILO Online spoke with Dr. Sophia Kisting, Director of the ILO Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS).

  4. How Much Does Business Really Bring to HIV Response? Quantifying In-Kind and Financial Contributions of the Private Sector

    01 July 2010

  5. Integrating HIV and AIDS in Occupational Safety and Health Programmes: the Costa Rican Experience

    01 July 2010