What's new

January 2004

  1. Publication

    Taking action at the workplace

    12 January 2004

  2. Publication

    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.

  3. Publication

    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.

  4. Publication

    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.

  5. Publication

    Contributing to the global response

    04 January 2004

  6. Publication

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

    01 January 2004

  7. Publication

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

    01 January 2004

  8. Publication

    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.

  9. Publication

    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.

  10. Publication

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

    01 January 2004