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Workplace policies to tackle HIV and AIDS

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. Continue reading ‘Workplace policies to tackle HIV and AIDS’

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ILO conference adopts int’l labour standard on HIV and AIDS

The 99th International Labour Conference on Thursday adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS — the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work. The new standard, adopted by representatives of governments, employers and workers following two years of intense and constructive debate, is aimed at strengthening the contribution of the world of work to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, said a conference statement. Continue reading ‘ILO conference adopts int’l labour standard on HIV and AIDS’

HIV and AIDS: ILO to vote on new international labour standard

The annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will vote on Thursday 17 June on a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS and the world of work. If adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC), the standard would be the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on HIV and the world of work. Continue reading ‘HIV and AIDS: ILO to vote on new international labour standard’

99th ILO International Labour Conference: information for the media

The ILO will hold its annual International Labour Conference in Geneva on 2-18 June. Government, worker and employer representatives from the ILO’s 183 member States will discuss a series of topics, including:

The elaboration of a standard on HIV/AIDS in the world of work
Decent work for domestic workers
The strategic objective of employment
(follow up on the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization)
The Application of ILO’s Conventions and Recommendations Continue reading ’99th ILO International Labour Conference: information for the media’

Nigeria, discrimination against workers with HIV

By Chukwuma Muanya and Collins Olayinka

AS the country joins the rest of the world to mark the 2009 World AIDS Day today, the country has recorded a 46.7 per cent drop in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) infection in seven years. Continue reading ‘Nigeria, discrimination against workers with HIV’


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