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ILAB Technical Cooperation Project Summary

project title

HIV/AIDS Prevention in the world of work

ILAB Program

International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program


Trinidad and Tobago

Project Duration

January 2005 – June 2008

Funding Level

$ 420,000

Problem to be Addressed

Increasing rates of infection among people in the 15-49 age group, which is the most skilled and economically active segment of the society.  Fear, social stigmatization, and workplace discrimination are common and inhibit traditional prevention and education efforts from reducing the infection rate.


Workers, Employers, Trade Unions, Employer organizations, Ministry of Labor

Project Objectives

The project’s ultimate goal is the creation of a sustainable, integrated national programme to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work in Trinidad and Tobago that combines the efforts of all stakeholders

Summary of Activities


  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on workplace productivity
  • Identify best practices.
  • Develop and test innovative communication approaches and materials.

Partner Organizations


Executing Agency
International Labor Organization (ILO)

Stakeholders, Donor Agencies and Relevant NGO’s:
Ministry of Labor; Employers Organizations; Trade unions; Private sector enterprises; UNAIDS; NGOs.

contact information


Office of Trade and Labor Affairs
Division of Trade Agreement Administration and Technical cooperation
(202) 693-4900

Last Updated

March 2005