Disability and work

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    People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion, or 15 per cent, of the world's population. About 80 per cent are of working age. The right of people with disabilities to decent work, however, is frequently denied. People with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities, face enormous attitudinal, physical and informational barriers to equal opportunities in the world of work. Read more>>

What's new

  1. Business and persons with disabilities

    More major companies sign the Global Business and Disability Network Charter

    29 June 2016

  2. 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    "Unusual" employment of persons with disabilities: from words to work

    22 June 2016

  3. The ILO at Work: Results 2014-2015

    Public-private partnerships

    27 May 2016

Mainstreaming disability

  1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    Design an inclusive skills development program


    How to increase access of persons with disabilities and women with low levels of education to skills development programmes.

In the spotlight

  1. © ILO

    Training in China

    Hunan pioneers an innovative model called "supported employment"

  2. Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense

    People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills.