UN Cares is designed to reduce the impact of HIV on the UN workplace by supporting “universal access” to a comprehensive range of benefits for all UN personnel and their families. These benefits – known as the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards – include information and education, voluntary counseling and testing, access to male and female condoms, and emergency prevention measures in case of accidental exposure, among others. The Standards also call for increased measures to stop stigma and discrimination.
- ISSUE No. 1 - Crossword Puzzle
- ISSUE No. 2 - Focus on Stigma and discrimination
- ISSUE No. 3 - Stress and HIV
- ISSUE No. 4 - Talking with Loved Ones
Get more information about UN Cares by downloading our Fact Sheets, below.
Why UN Cares Matters
HIV is having a serious impact not just on our work, but also in our workplace. Absences, illnesses and deaths due to HIV-related illnesses have profound implications for staff, their families, and for the UN. Even in countries where HIV is less visible, the UN has an obligation to act.
UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards Fact Sheet [PDF]
UN Cares is designed to reduce the impact of HIV in the UN workplace by supporting “universal access” to a comprehensive range of benefits for all personnel and their families, known as the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards.
What UN staff and Others are Saying about UN Cares
“We all need to understand HIV better. As Secretary-General, I am determined to lead the United Nations family — in ensuring that we prioritize action on HIV, and that we make the UN a model of how the workplace should respond to it.” – BAN Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Take Action Now
Join us in our efforts to implement the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards by the end of 2011. Together, we can make a difference for the UN, for our personnel and for our families.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions such as "What will happen to my angencie's current workplace programme?" "Why are HIV and AIDS priorities among all other health concerns?" and "Why do we have condoms in the workplace?"
The Financial Impact of HIV and AIDS on the UN Workplace
A 2007 impact study commissioned by the UN calculates that reaching 80% of UN personnel with the package of UN Cares information and services could save the United Nations US$57 million over the next six years as compared to a do-nothing scenario.
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10 Minimum Standards
This poster, in UN Cares blue, lists the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards and includes the UN Cares logo. Posting it in your office will help raise staff awareness about their rights and responsibilities under UN Cares.
UN Plus is the UN system HIV-positive staff group, with the following mission, 'Uniting for solidarity, equality and acceptance for people living with HIV within the UN system through awareness raising, policy change and advocacy.` To join UN+ you have to be on a formal contract with the UN and be living with HIV. Here you can download the UN Plus poster. To join UN Plus, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org