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2019

  1. Press release

    Call to Myanmar Business on Disability Inclusion

    07 March 2019

    On 6/7 March, AAR Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) brought together 110 Myanmar stakeholders from business, disability organisations and government and international experts for second multistakeholder forum on promoting employment of persons with disabilities in Myanmar. The first forum was held in November 2017.

2018

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Marlee Matlin, ILO advocate for better inclusion of persons with disabilities

    03 December 2018

    “The inclusion of workers with disabilities across all industries and at all levels of a company is not only a matter of human rights but also a matter of business success,” says award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who’s part of the ILO’s work on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work.

  2. © Christian Tasso 2019

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Fifteen per cent – A celebration of diversity

    03 December 2018

    Fifteen per cent of the world’s population are persons with disabilities. Of these, 80 per cent are of working age. With many facing barriers to equal opportunities, the ILO works to improve their access to decent work. To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, artist and photographer, Christian Tasso, has created an exhibition – to be shown at the ILO – that shows how our communities and the world of work are enriched when they are inclusive and celebrate diversity. See a selection of his photos here.

  3. Press release

    China Chapter of the Global Business and Disability Network launched a new service to match employers and jobseekers with disabilities

    03 December 2018

  4. Press release

    Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality – China Disability Policy Dialogue held in Beijing

    03 December 2018

  5. Press release

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Shaping an Inclusive World of Work in Sri Lanka

    03 December 2018

    The Employers’ Disability Network, pioneered by the International Labour Organization and Employers Federation of Ceylon, has been lauded as a case study for mainstreaming disability into the world of work

  6. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    The Social Cooperative Education and Promotion Train in Turkey

    27 November 2018

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Rabia Gökçen Mert Korkmaz, Expert at the Ministry of Trade, on the Social Cooperative Education and Promotion Train in Turkey.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Colombia: Breaking down barriers to opportunity

    29 October 2018

    The ILO and Colombia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies are working together to strengthen the information technology (IT) skills of more than 8,000 Colombian students. One visually impaired young man explains how the initiative opened new opportunities for him.

  8. Global Business and Disability Network

    Disability inclusion benefits business

    22 October 2018

    Discussions about diversity, business and human rights need to include persons with disabilities, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the opening of the annual meeting of the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network, in Geneva, Switzerland.

  9. Publication

    Labour market inclusion of people with disabilities

    02 October 2018

    Paper presented at the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (ILO/OECD).