What's new

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

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Enabling policies for persons with disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs

    03 December 2016

    People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. However, their right to productive employment and decent work is frequently denied.

  4. Our impact, their stories

    Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  5. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  6. Reducing inequalities

    ILO releases new guide to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace

    30 November 2016

    New publication provides practical information for companies on how they can benefit from offering workplace adjustments to workers with specific needs.

  7. 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.

  8. Blog

    Smart employers know how to include people with disabilities

    30 November 2016

    One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.

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    Business and persons with disabilities

    Two more companies sign the Global Business and Disability Charter

    12 October 2016

    Annual meeting of the ILO Global Business & Disability Network welcomes new Charter signatories and discusses future of work issues.

  10. Event

    Global Meeting on the future of work and what it means for people with disabilities

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is to host the 2016 Global Meeting with a special panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities emerging types of jobs and new work structures will bring to people with disabilities. During the 2016 Global Meeting, new company members will sign the Business Charter on Disability, joining forces with current Network members in transforming workplaces worldwide into inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.