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2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  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.