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I. I.HIV/AIDS and the World of Work II. II.The ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work III. III.ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the.

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2 I. I.HIV/AIDS and the World of Work II. II.The ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work III. III.ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work IV. IV.Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work V. V.Technical cooperation: Field activities VI. VI.Collaboration with other UN agencies OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION

3 1. IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON LABOUR AND SOCIAL PROGRESS Effects of HIV/AIDS on labour:   A mass killer affecting the most segment of the labour force,   Reduces productivity and output level in all sectors,   Discrimination and stigma aimed at PLWA at the workplace,   Exacerbates the problem of child labour and poverty,   Increases gender inequality,   Overtaxes the social systems,   Undermines private sector and enterprise development,   Stifles economic development.

4 2. HIV/AIDS : A THREAT TO DECENT WORK AND ILO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES   Threat to the primary goal of ILO: «To provide opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity security and human dignity »   Threat to ILO ‘s legitimate and essential concerns in each of the strategic objectives of the Organization:   Workers' rights   Employment promotion   Social protection   Social dialogue

5 3. HIV/AIDS AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AT WORK   AIDS affect fundamental rights at work and in society as a whole. Discrimination on the basis of HIVAIDS worsens existing inequalities in society.   AIDS-related discrimination may include screening for purposes of exclusion from work or promotion or breaches of confidentialities.   The fundamental rights of non–discrimination is a core principle of the ILO which can be used to protect the rights and dignity of workers and their families from violation based on their known or presumed HIV status.

6 1. 1.ILO promotes a right-based approach to combat the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work The rights of non–discrimination lies at the heart of the concern of ILO for the abuse of human rights in the area of HIV/AIDS. 3. ILO’s comparative advantages:   Tripartite structure   Technical cooperation   ILO’s global network of fields offices and MDTs   Social dialogue 4. THE ILO RESPONSE AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES

7 II. ILO GLOBAL PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS AND THE WORLD OF WORK Respond to the ILC Resolution concerning HIVAIDS and the world of work ( 88th session, June 2000)   MAIN OBJECTIVES : To help member States combat the spread and threat of HIV/AIDS through workplace initiatives; cope with the social and economic consequences of the pandemic; provide protection and support to workers and their families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS   DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE: To strengthen the capacity of ILO’s tripartite constituents to implement policies and programmes to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, protect the rights of affected workers, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic on the world of work.

8   PRIORITY AREAS Mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of social partners to design and implement workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS; Advise governments on reform of labour laws to address HIV/AIDS and on integrating the workplace component in national AIDS plan (Support to National Strategic Plan); Awareness raising and advocacy; Research into social, economic and labour impact of HIV/AIDS.

9 III. ILO CODE OF PRACTICE ON HIV/AIDS AND THE WORLD OF WORK   Launched formally at the UNGASS, New-York, June 2001;   Is a tool to implement the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment for the development and implementation of national HIV/AIDS policies at the workplace (sections 49 and 69);   Promotes a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, and establishes principles and international guidelines for HIV/AIDS policies and programmes in the world of work;   Addresses the following areas: - Prevention through information, education and training - Protection of worker's rights - Care and support for workers   Has been translated into 20 languages in responses to local demand

10 IV. IMPLEMENTING THE ILO CODE OF PRACTICE 1. Rights at work: Fundamental Human rights- equality (gender, vulnerable groups, e.g. Migrants); Workplace policy and programme; Reform of labour legislation. 2. Capacity building: Strategic planning; OSH- labour protection-Social security; Decent work: employment objective- LM, Mobility; Database: indicators for monitoring employment and labour market implications; Sectors: transport, tourism, health, informal work.

11 3. Mobilizing social partners: Promote ILO Code of Practice: Tripartism- MOL’s, Employers’ and Workers' organizations Political mobilisation-leadership; public support Consensus building Advocacy Partnerships: Private sectors, NGOs, UNAIDS Cosponsors and other UN agencies.

12 V. TECHNICAL COOPERATION: FIELD ACTIVITIES   Presentation of the ILO Code of Practice at the country level   Fact-finding missions and status assessment studies;   Advisory services to governments on integrating HIV/AIDS into labour legislation   Projects with social partners and workplace programmes (Transport and informal sectors);   Micro and small enterprise project;

13 V. TECHNICAL COOPERATION: FIELD ACTIVITIES (continued)   Identification of best practice initiatives at the workplace;   Study tour of tripartite delegations from Russia and Azerbaijan to Brazil;   National tripartite workshops on HIV/AIDS and the world of work;   Sub-regional workshops of employers ;   Training for labour inspectors…

14 VI. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER UN AGENCIES   Cosponsor of UNAIDS   Convening Agency for HIV/AIDS and the world of work;   Convenor of the IATT on HIV/AIDS and the world of work;   Member of the IATT on: - Country Level Response on HIV/AIDS - Gender and HIV/AIDS - Young People and HIV/AIDS - Education - HIV/AIDS Care and Support - Orphans and other Vulnerable Children - HIV/AIDS and Children in Situation of Conflict

15 VI. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER UN AGENCIES (continued)   Joint project with UNIFEM on the Care economy, HIV/AIDS and the world of work;   PAF funded projects in Madagascar, Ethiopia and South Africa.

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