What's new

October 2021

  1. News

    Launched, the good practice video on trade unions’ actions to prevent HIV at workplace

    08 October 2021

    The ILO recently launched a new good practice video highlighting the important roles of trade unions in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS at the workplace.

  2. Article

    A web developer sets to support SMEs with newly attained digital skills

    08 October 2021

    As part of the UN joint programme, an ILO-sponsored e-commerce web development training empowers its participants and small business owners looking to expand their reach and market.

September 2021

  1. Article

    A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

June 2021

  1. Normative instrument

    Draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    09 June 2021

    Draft code of practice for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to discuss and adopt the draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (Geneva, 4–8 October 2021)

May 2021

  1. Publication

    A study on medical insurance coverage for people living with HIV in selected multinational insurance companies in Malaysia

    05 May 2021

    Thanks to advances in antiretroviral treatment, people living with HIV are living healthy and productive lives. In some countries, among others Malaysia, people living with HIV are denied insurance coverage because of their HIV status. This study, undertaken by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) with the support of the ILO, provides evidence and makes a compelling argument for inclusion of HIV in public and private health insurance not just in Malaysia but in other parts of the world.

April 2021

  1. World Aids Day

    Protecting human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the context of HIV and sexual orientation in Ukraine

    19 April 2021

    Asylum seekers and refugees are entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms spelled out in international human rights instruments. This includes the right to protection if they have HIV, TB or have a different sexual orientation and identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or questioning (LGBTIQ). In 2020, the UNHCR and ILO, with support from UNAIDS, implemented a virtual capacity-building project targeting the staff of the State Migration Service (SMS) in Ukraine that deals with refugees and asylum seekers.

December 2020

  1. World AIDS Day

    A tireless fighter against HIV stigma

    01 December 2020

    Baby Rivona Nasution has dedicated her life to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in Indonesia. She actively promotes their right to contribute to every aspect of life, including the right to decent work.

  2. World Aids Day

    Building an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia

    01 December 2020

    The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Council of the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Health, and the ILO organized eight national public dialogues with a view to finding ways to build an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia. The dialogues promoted awareness on workers’ safety and health during the COVID -19 pandemic, and discussed ways as well as good practices of adopting an integrated approach to HIV and COVID-19 at workplaces in Indonesia.

  3. World Aids Day

    Reaching migrant workers under VCT@WORK in Gujarat, India in times of COVID-19

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 hit millions of migrant workers hard in India. They lost livelihoods and were at a heightened risk of COVID-19 during the lockdown. Recognizing that large inter-state and rural to urban migration also aggravates the risk of HIV infection, migrant workers are a key focus of the National AIDS Control Programme in India.

  4. World Aids Day

    Advocating for an all-inclusive, inter-sectoral COVID-19 response in the world of work in Malawi

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 exacerbated inequalities in a short time. Groups already marginalized ran the risk of being further left behind. The world of work response in Malawi was built around the SDG commitment of leaving no one behind. As part of the UN country team and in collaboration with the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, the COVID-19 response in the world of work kept its focus on women and girls, people living with HIV, persons with disability and other groups in vulnerable situations.