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Capacity Building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS (Viet Nam)

posted Jul 8, 2014, 11:29 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Jul 8, 2014, 11:29 AM ]

Capacity Building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS (Viet Nam)

In this light, Viet Nam would like to propose the project to hold a 'Capacity building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS'. Social management policies for migrants are a very broad issue, but the project is targeted at those policies that may help to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases in general and HIV/AIDS in particular, including facilitating safer mobility by providing adequate information for migrants about the stages that they usually traverse; empowering migrants, especially women, the basic ability to decide whether to migrate or not through available information, opportunities, services and networks; labor protections for rural-urban migrants, especially those employed in temporary jobs, day labor pools, or other informal activities; better providing migrants with information and knowledge on prevention of HIV; calling for the involvement of every sector of civil society, governments and other stakeholders in responding to the issue of HIV vulnerability of migrants; providing health treatment and other services for HIV positive migrants; and increasing means for saving money at destination and improving means for investment at source community. APEC member economies, especially the developing ones, are facing with ineffective management of migration due to lack of comprehensive policy and program framework as well as institutional deficiencies. We deem that the project would be a useful way for APEC member economies to exchange and share their experience and information in managing migration, further promote the social management capabilities of each economy. The project is also qualified for an urgent project as it directly responds to Leaders?call and fall under the top priority of the policy criteria for 2008-2009 projects.

The project is expected to introduce the theory, practice, experience and lessons on social management on migration so as to assist APEC economies, especially developing ones in studying for effective social administrative policies to better control HIV/AIDS transmission among migrants. International experts, academics, government officials and domestic related sectors will be invited to the seminar to contribute to the whole discussion and exchange of ideas on the topic. Member economies are also encouraged to share their experience and expertise so as to meet the ultimate goal of enhancing capacity for APEC HIV/AIDS and social management officers in migration and HIV prevention.

The project will tentatively be held in Hanoi in mid June, 2008.

HIV as an episodic disability: implications for workplace policies and practices in APEC economies (Canada)

posted Jul 8, 2014, 11:28 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Jul 8, 2014, 11:28 AM ]

HIV as an episodic disability: implications for workplace policies and practices in APEC economies (Canada)

The goal of this project is to enhance and strengthen APEC response to the HIV pandemic by promoting the implementation of comprehensive, rights-based policies and practices of governments and employers to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace. As noted above, while many economies have programmes and policies to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace they have not yet focused on HIV through an episodic disability lens. This workshop will build the capacity of developing economies to manage HIV as an episodic disability, through a series of educational presentations, the dissemination of tools and the sharing of best practices from other APEC economies. The workshop will also focus on enhancing economies?understanding of the differential impact of HIV/AIDS on women. The project will also contribute to enhanced collaboration among APEC members, and between members and the private sector, through the sharing of lessons learned and the promotion of effective, rights-based policies.

As part of contributing to the goal identified above, this project will be undertaken in consultation with APEC economies, representatives from ABAC and international organizations such as UNAIDS and the ILO, as well as people from the region who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, including women. The participation of representatives from a variety of international and non-governmental organizations that have undertaken work in this area will assist in broadening participants understanding of this issue.

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