Presentation on theme: "THE ILO and HIV/AIDS A4-00583 DIA Insa Ben Said Turin 02/09/2005."— Presentation transcript:
1 THE ILO and HIV/AIDSADIA Insa Ben SaidTurin 02/09/2005
2 OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION HIV/AIDS and the World of WorkThe ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of workILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of workImplementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of workTechnical cooperation: Field activitiesCollaboration with other UN agencies
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 obtaindecent and productive work in conditions of freedom,equity security and human dignity »Threat to ILO ‘s legitimate and essential concerns ineach of the strategic objectives of the Organization:Workers' rightsEmployment promotionSocial protectionSocial dialogue
5 3. HIV/AIDS AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AT WORK AIDS affect fundamental rights at work and in society asa whole. Discrimination on the basis of HIVAIDSworsens existing inequalities in society.AIDS-related discrimination may include screening forpurposes of exclusion from work or promotion orbreaches of confidentialities.The fundamental rights of non–discrimination is acore principle of the ILO which can be used to protectthe rights and dignity of workers and their familiesfrom violation based on their known or presumed HIVstatus.
6 4. THE ILO RESPONSE AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES 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 structureTechnical cooperationILO’s global network of fields offices and MDTsSocial dialogue
7 II. ILO GLOBAL PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS AND THE WORLD OF WORK Respond to the ILC Resolution concerning HIVAIDS and the worldof work ( 88th session , June 2000)MAIN OBJECTIVES:To help member States combat the spread and threat of HIV/AIDSthrough workplace initiatives; cope with the social and economicconsequences of the pandemic; provide protection and support toworkers and their families infected and affected by HIV/AIDSDEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE:To strengthen the capacity of ILO’s tripartite constituents toimplement policies and programmes to prevent the spread ofHIV/AIDS, protect the rights of affected workers, and mitigate theimpact of the epidemic on the world of work.
8 PRIORITY AREAS Mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of social partners to design and implement workplace policiesand programmes on HIV/AIDS;Advise governments on reform of labour laws toaddress HIV/AIDS and on integrating the workplacecomponent in national AIDS plan (Support to NationalStrategic Plan);Awareness raising and advocacy;Research into social, economic and labour impactof 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 forthe development and implementation of national HIV/AIDS policiesat the workplace (sections 49 and 69);Promotes a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, and establishesprinciples and international guidelines for HIV/AIDS policies andprogrammes in the world of work;Addresses the following areas:- Prevention through information, education and training- Protection of worker's rights- Care and support for workersHas 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 andlabour market implications;Sectors: transport, tourism, health, informal work.
11 3. Mobilizing social partners: Promote ILO Code of Practice:Tripartism- MOL’s, Employers’ and Workers'organizationsPolitical mobilisation-leadership; public supportAdvocacyConsensus buildingPartnerships: Private sectors, NGOs, UNAIDS Cosponsors and other UN agencies.
12 V. TECHNICAL COOPERATION: FIELD ACTIVITIES Presentation of the ILO Code of Practice at thecountry levelFact-finding missions and status assessment studies;Advisory services to governments on integratingHIV/AIDS into labour legislationProjects with social partners and workplaceprogrammes (Transport and informal sectors);Micro and small enterprise project;
13 V. TECHNICAL COOPERATION: FIELD ACTIVITIES (continued)Identification of best practice initiatives at theworkplace;Study tour of tripartite delegations from Russia andAzerbaijan to Brazil;National tripartite workshops on HIV/AIDS and theworld of work;Sub-regional workshops of employers;Training for labour inspectors…
14 VI. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER UN AGENCIES Cosponsor of UNAIDSConvening 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 andSouth Africa.