Publications on Disability and work

2015

  1. Guidance note

    Inclusion of people with disabilities in national employment policies

    24 September 2015

    This note is designed to provide step-by-step support in effectively including women and men with disabilities in the development of national employment policies (NEP) throughout the policy process. It is aligned with the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies which should be read in conjunction with this guide. Further, the resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies gives guidance on how to effectively embed gender dimensions in NEP development.

  2. Overview on disability inclusion approaches in developing countries

    ILO and disability inclusion

    24 September 2015

    The ILO promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in the world of work. Access of persons with disabilities to decent work is important both as an essential right and in terms of the economic advantages it brings. To achieve this goal, the ILO works to increase the employability of persons with disabilities, to support employers becoming more inclusive and to promote enabling legislative and policy environments.

  3. Publication

    Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  4. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 3

    At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    This note is third in the ILO COOP series on Cooperatives and the World of Work. It looks into how cooperative enterprises promote inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the workplace.

  5. Publication

    Reporting on disability: Guidelines for the media

    28 May 2015

    These Guidelines are intended as a tool for professional communicators to promote inclusiveness and the fair and accurate portrayal of people with disabilities.

  6. Inspirational voices

    AIDS is Everyone's Business!

    16 March 2015

    This publication is a collection of messages of support of the "Getting to zero at work" campaign and the VCT@WORK initiative, received from employers' organizations and the private sector over the past three years.

2014

  1. Publication

    Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation: Guidelines

    25 November 2014

    These guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. Intended for policy-makers and drafters of legislation, they have been developed with a view to assisting in improving the effectiveness of national laws concerning training and employment of disabled persons, as part of an ILO Project "Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation”.

  2. Publication

    Business as unusual: Making workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities

    03 October 2014

  3. Publication

    Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities: The Business Case

    05 September 2014

  4. Publication

    The Disabled Beggar – A Literature Review

    02 September 2014

    This literature review originated as part of an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, reported on in ILO Working Paper No. 141 published in 2013. It has been updated and is published separately here, as a contribution to debates on the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, on poverty reduction and social protection.