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  1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    This recommandation is a response to the fact that HIV and AIDS have a serious impact on society and economies, on the world of work in both the formal and informal sectors, on workers, their families and dependants, on the employers' and workers' organizations and on public and private enterprises, and undermine the attainment of decent work and sustainable development. It presents general principles and national policies that members of ILO should adopt about prevention, stigma, discrimination, treatment, support and information.

  2. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. …

  3. Consensus Statement - Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Workplace Policies and Programmes

    The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work provides a framework for workplace action and the promotion of good practice in policy formulation and programme implementation. The Meeting recognized that each of the tripartite constituents may take separate initiatives, in line with the rights and responsibilities set out in the Code of Practice. There was, however, overwhelming emphasis on the importance of tripartite action, social dialogue, and trust between the workplace partners. …

  4. Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs: An action guide for managers

    An Action Guide for Managers provides practical steps for developing and implementing workplace prevention and care programs that will serve both employees and managers.The guide is designed for use by companies' human resources managers, medical officers and union representatives.Users will find guidance in assessing the real and potential impact of HIV/AIDS on their company, in developing an HIV/AIDS policy to cover the workplace and on designing and implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs for the workplace.The guide includes a series of checklists to aid in decision-making about  …

  5. Global reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS. Case studies of union action

    Global Reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS is a set of 11 case studies which illustrate the wide range of responses by trade unions to the HIV epidemic.The case studies, based on the experiences of working people in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, show that the massive memberships and well-structured networks of trade unions are a powerful tool in the response to HIV. …

  6. An ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

    The objective of this code is to provide a set of guidelines to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world of work and within the framework of the promotion of decent work. The guidelines cover the following key areas of action: (a) prevention of HIV/AIDS; (b) management and mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work; (c) care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; (d) elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status.

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