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  1. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    Paving the way to inclusive rural development in Timor-Leste

    05 September 2019

    Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.

  2. News

    ILO Director visit Luapula Province

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has embarked on the familiarization tour of Development Cooperation projects to meet partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of the projects.

  3. Project

    Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation (LEED+) Project

    01 May 2019

    The LEED+ project builds on successes of the Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project. From 2011-2018, LEED has helped to reduce poverty, create sustainable jobs and build the peace in northern Sri Lanka.

  4. © Hồng Kiều VNA/VNS 2019

    Viet Nam News

    Viet Nam ratifies ILO Convention on employment for workers with disabilities

    26 March 2019

  5. Disability and Trade Unions

    The inclusion of workers with disabilities is crucial to achieving SDGs

    20 March 2019

    People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority but many face discrimination in the workplace and their rights are often denied.

  6. 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.


  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