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Notice of Intent To Fund the International Labor Organization (ILO)

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AGENCY:

Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION:

Notice of Intent to award up to $2 million to the International Labor Organization (ILO) under the new cooperative agreement #E-9-K-5-0019.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), intends to fund up to U.S. $2 million to cooperative agreement #E-9-K-5-0019 with the International Labor Organization (ILO) for the International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program. The Conference Report of the FY 2005 Labor-HHS-Education appropriation states that “In implementing this agreement, the Departments and agencies should be guided by the language and instructions set forth in House Report 108-636 accompanying the bill H.R. 5006 and Senate Report 108-345 accompanying bill, S. 2810.”

The Conference Report likewise states that: “The Conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for the purpose of assisting the International Labor Organization in implementing a program to confront HIV/AIDS in the workplace.”

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Harvey. E-mail address: harvey.lisa@dol.gov. All inquiries should make reference to the USDOL FY 2005 International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The project funded will be a new grant that has the following three objectives:

  • Education: To increase awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS by focusing on a comprehensive workplace education program(s) addressing behavior change, gender issues and linkages with care and support services.
  • Policy: To improve workplace environment by assisting business and labor to develop appropriate workplace policy statements to address issues stemming from the stigma and Start Printed Page 33763discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Capacity: To develop the legislative framework, tripartite collaboration, and sustainability of the program by increasing the political will and capacity of social partners (government, business and labor) to respond to the epidemic.
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Signed June 2, 2005.

Lisa Harvey,

Grants Officer, Office of Procurement Services.

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[FR Doc. 05-11437 Filed 6-8-05; 8:45 am]

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