Regional meeting on disability inclusion in the private sector
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.
Networks give a platform for companies’ mutual learning and inspiration
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.
Joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights
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.
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.
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.
Disability and Labour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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