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First HIV and AIDS conference in Côte d'Ivoire

1 December, 2014IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Côte d’Ivoire are commemorating World Aids Day by organizing the country’s first HIV and AIDS conference on 6 December. The event aims at bringing together trade unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies from various sectors.

As part of World Aids Day, Côte d’Ivoire’s largest trade union federation, the UGTCI, will host an HIV and AIDS conference on 6 December, the first of its kind in the country. By bringing together trade unions and representatives from major industries to discuss the implications of HIV and AIDS organizers hope to bring about further change to the workplace.

Since 2004, IndustriALL has led an externally funded HIV and AIDS project addressing the pandemic at the workplace. The project which has targeted all kinds of workers – contract, temporary and precarious workers, as well as workers in the informal economy – and community members has had a visible impact on workers’ lives.

During this last year of the ten-year project, one of the main focuses has been on women and youth, as both groups are very important for an effective fight against HIV and AIDS.