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2017

  1. Regional meeting on disability inclusion in the private sector

    Disability inclusion makes business sense - also in Latin America

    18 September 2017

    More than 30 business and disability representatives from 12 Latin American countries exchanged their ideas on how to promote regional cooperation among different initiatives during a recent workshop organized by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN). GBDN members Adecco, Carrefour, L'Oréal, Repsol, Legrand and Handicap International also participated in the meeting.

  2. Networks give a platform for companies’ mutual learning and inspiration

    National Business and Disability Networks - Principles & Guidelines

    17 September 2017

    National Business and Disability Networks (NBDNs) are forums where companies and other organizations come together to work towards further employment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. These are often unique spaces where companies share peer-to-peer at the same time as being linked with the disability sector and other important stakeholders.

  3. Joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights

    How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities

    22 August 2017

    Developed jointly by the UN Global Compact and the ILO, the "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.

  4. Video

    How can business promote diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments?

    04 August 2017

    Mark Bell, Professor of Laws at Trinity College Dublin, explains how reasonable adjustments at the workplace enable employees to bring their full professional potential to work and thereby promote diversity and inclusion as well as contribute to business success.

  5. Blog

    How workers with disabilities can help multinational enterprises succeed

    20 June 2017

    In my role as the Corporate Social Responsibility & Solidarity Manager of the Adecco Group in France – a multinational enterprise with operations in 60 countries – I have witnessed the positive impact of employing persons with disabilities at our company.

  6. Disability and Labour

    Decent work for Persons with Disabilities: ILO calls for more engagement of Workers’ Organizations

    15 May 2017

    At the Expert Conference on Disabilities, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations in promoting decent work for persons with disabilities.

  7. Persons with Disabilities

    Conference on Trade Union Actions on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    This conference serves to address trade union actions on disability in multi-sectoral forum. As well as disseminating research and raising awareness on inclusion of persons with disabilities and the relation between this and decent work, the conference will also identify ways forward for both trade unions and the ILO itself. Working together across ILO units (including ACTRAV and GED), the conference will also closely engage the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations in design and execution.

  8. Better Work

    Better living and working conditions for deaf workers in Haiti

    01 March 2017

    Better Work, a collaboration between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the ILO, has joined forces with an innovative foundation to improve factory clinics and boost the quality of life for a group of deaf workers in Haiti.

2016

  1. Promoting inclusive workplaces

    The Indonesia Business and Disability Network to promote diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace

    20 December 2016

    Indonesia continues to move towards inclusive business with the establishment of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in December 2016.

  2. Video

    Promoting Decent Work opportunities for disabled people in Fiji

    03 December 2016

    This video describes some of the work the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is doing in collaboration with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) to assist disabled persons in Fiji. This initiative is part of the Pacific Enable Project