World Aids Day
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.
01 December 2020
We must not forget that HIV and AIDS is still very much with us, affecting over 38 million people globally, most of them of working age. We can effectively address HIV and COVID-19 together. In the hardest of times we can find new solutions…’, says Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity & ILOAIDS in her video message on World AIDS Day 2020.
Health and Wellness at Work
30 November 2020
These guidelines, developed as part of the ILO’s ongoing Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK), will help in adopting a more integrated approach to health, as recommended by the Sustainable Development Goal 3. An integrated approach will help in reducing stigma associated with HIV testing; and will enable workplaces to implement an overall health and wellness approach. Early diagnosis and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases will avert premature deaths and will contribute to having a healthy and productive workforce, benefiting workers, enterprises, communities and local and national economies.
16 October 2020
The video narrates the working journey of Fahri, demonstrating his competency as a productive worker just like any other workers. The video also demonstrates the importance of non-discriminatory policies and inclusive workplaces to provide greater access to people with HIV to employment.
UNAIDS calls on governments to strengthen HIV-sensitive social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
28 August 2020
UNAIDS calls on governments to live up to their commitment to develop nationally owned and led social protection systems for all, including floors; and scale up and progressively enhance coverage, adequacy and comprehensiveness, thereby improving the responsiveness and quality of interventions to address the needs and vulnerabilities of people living with HIV.
09 June 2020
This brief is part of a series on leaving no one behind in the context of COVID-19 and the world of work. It provides an overview of specific groups that risk being left behind: people with disabilities, indigenous and tribal peoples, people living with HIV, and migrant workers.
08 June 2020
Part of the ILO series on leaving no one behind in COVID-19 and the world of work, this brief describes the impact of the pandemic on people living with HIV and makes recommendations for a COVID-19 response and recovery in the world of work that is inclusive of people living with HIV.
19 May 2020
As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose the gains made globally over the last thirty years in combating HIV and AIDS.
Addressing stigma and discrimination in the COVID-19 response: Key lessons from the response to HIV and AIDS
14 May 2020
Stigma and discrimination manifest differently in different contexts and for different populations, yet some aspects remain constant. Useful lessons have been learned in the HIV response that could be applied to the COVID-19 response.