What's new

2019

  1. Volume 2

    Promoting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: Quota Schemes (Vol. 2)

    23 December 2019

    Employment quotas represent one of the most frequently used policy measures to promote work opportunities for persons with disabilities. Slightly over 100 countries around the world currently provide for employment quotas in their national legislation. While some countries have had employment quotas for many decades, others have introduced them recently, revised them or are planning to introduce them. There is no standard approach. Quotas vary from country to country in terms of the level of the percentage obligation, the size of company covered, whether they apply to public and private sector employers, how compliance is monitored and what measures apply in the case of non-compliance.

  2. Volume 1

    Promoting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: Quota Schemes (Vol. 1)

    23 December 2019

    Employment quotas represent one of the most frequently used policy measures to promote work opportunities for persons with disabilities. Slightly over 100 countries around the world currently provide for employment quotas in their national legislation. While some countries have had employment quotas for many decades, others have introduced them recently, revised them or are planning to introduce them. There is no standard approach. Quotas vary from country to country in terms of the level of the percentage obligation, the size of company covered, whether they apply to public and private sector employers, how compliance is monitored and what measures apply in the case of non-compliance.

  3. Voices from Inclusive Workplaces in the Republic of Serbia

    Good practice guide for the employment of persons with disabilities

    16 December 2019

    This brochure was prepared by the Serbian Association of Employers and published with the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO), under the framework of the United Nations Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD project) entitled "Autonomy, Voice and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia."

  4. News

    ILO GBDN-China celebrates progress in 2019

    06 December 2019

    Over the year 2019, the member companies of the Global Business and Disability Network - China Chapter (GBDN-China) have increased the number of employees with disabilities in their workforce.

  5. © ILO 2020

    International Day of Disabled People

    Displacement and disability no barrier to work for Syrian refugee

    03 December 2019

    Shaikha, a Syrian refugee who is hearing impaired, has overcome obstacles to find decent employment in a Jordan factory, with ILO support.

  6. © Stuart Price / UN Photo 2020

    Social Protection

    More than 500 billion dollars a year needed to ensure basic levels of social protection worldwide

    25 November 2019

    A new ILO report highlights critical financing gaps in social protection and provides policy recommendations on how these gaps could be closed.

  7. Blog

    Disability – why your opinion is important

    22 November 2019

    Persons with disabilities are too often judged by what they are not rather than what they are, says Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin. The deaf film star is calling for support for a campaign against #invalidopinions that is being launched during the Global Business and Disability Network meeting at the ILO from 21–22 November.

  8. A joint publication by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

    21 November 2019

    In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

  9. © Mitchell Maher / IFPRI 2020

    ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Persons with disabilities need new roadmap to join future world of work

    21 November 2019

    Those with disabilities will face additional challenges in reaping the benefits of changes affecting the world of work, according to a new report. The publication also outlines a roadmap to help create a more equitable future of work.

  10. Event

    Global Business and Disability Network: “Future of Work” conference

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will hold its “Making the Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities” conference to discuss how companies can shape a world of work which fully harnesses the potential people with disabilities offer.