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    International Day of Disabled People

    Displacement and disability no barrier to work for Syrian refugee

    03 December 2019

    Shaikha, a Syrian refugee who is hearing impaired, has overcome obstacles to find decent employment in a Jordan factory, with ILO support.

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    Social Protection

    More than 500 billion dollars a year needed to ensure basic levels of social protection worldwide

    25 November 2019

    A new ILO report highlights critical financing gaps in social protection and provides policy recommendations on how these gaps could be closed.

  3. Blog

    Disability – why your opinion is important

    22 November 2019

    Persons with disabilities are too often judged by what they are not rather than what they are, says Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin. The deaf film star is calling for support for a campaign against #invalidopinions that is being launched during the Global Business and Disability Network meeting at the ILO from 21–22 November.

  4. A joint publication by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

    21 November 2019

    In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

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    ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Persons with disabilities need new roadmap to join future world of work

    21 November 2019

    Those with disabilities will face additional challenges in reaping the benefits of changes affecting the world of work, according to a new report. The publication also outlines a roadmap to help create a more equitable future of work.

  6. Event

    Global Business and Disability Network: “Future of Work” conference

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will hold its “Making the Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities” conference to discuss how companies can shape a world of work which fully harnesses the potential people with disabilities offer.

  7. Policy brief

    Persons with disabilities in a just transition to a low-carbon economy

    06 November 2019

    Implementing a just transition that ensures disability inclusion will require appropriate legal standards, social protection mechanisms, skills development initiatives and attitudinal changes at the societal level.

  8. News

    How technology can provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities

    09 September 2019

    New technology can be an opportunity or a challenge for people with disabilities. An interactive discussion conducted by the ILO and its social partners explored possibilities offered by the technology in providing an equal employment opportunity.

  9. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    Paving the way to inclusive rural development in Timor-Leste

    05 September 2019

    Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.

  10. Job & Innovation Fair for Diversability 2019

    Opening doors to employment for people with disabilities

    02 September 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with relevant partners, Diffago, Dare Foundation and Atma Jaya Catholic University, conducted a two-day inclusive job fair. The job fair connects companies with job seekers with disabilities as a means to promote inclusive workplaces.