Publications on Disability and work

2017

  1. Disability and Work

    Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2017

    Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

  2. Policy brief

    Making TVET and skills systems inclusive of persons with disabilities

    27 November 2017

    This policy brief focuses on how mainstream Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and skills development systems can contribute to improving the labour market situation of persons with disabilities.

  3. Easy-to-read version of joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights

    What companies should do to support the rights of people with disabilities

    30 October 2017

    This easy-to-read version of the UN Global Compact/ILO "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete actions and measures companies can take to implement good practices that are inclusive of persons with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace and in the community - in alignment with relevant UN conventions and frameworks.

2016

  1. Publication

    Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide [MOBI]

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  2. Publication

    Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide [EPUB]

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  3. Publication

    Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

  4. Women with Disabilities

    Focus on : Disabled Women Entrepreneurs in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    Women experience higher rates of poverty than men due to, among other factors, a lack of access to or limited opportunities for training.

2015

  1. Publication

    Decent work for persons with disabilities: promoting rights in the global development agenda

    30 November 2015

  2. Publication

    Moving towards disability inclusion: Stories of change

    09 November 2015

    The stories presented in this publication illustrate how the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme through the PROPEL project is promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. PROPEL operates in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Zambia.

  3. Fact sheet

    Facts on disability

    04 November 2015

    People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion, or 15 per cent, of the world’s population. Approximately 785 million are of working age.