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2018

  1. Our impact, Their voices

    Serving up success for disabled job seekers in Bangladesh

    01 August 2018

    For people with disabilities in Bangladesh, finding a job can be a huge challenge. Yet attitudes are changing, as the private sector increasingly sees the benefits of hiring disabled workers.

  2. Press release

    ILO Global Business and Disability Network opens its China Chapter

    31 July 2018

    Through the sharing of experiences and best practices, the Network gathers knowledge and expertise that is disseminated among its members.

  3. Disability and work

    ILO business platform on disability goes from strength to strength

    27 June 2018

    Two US-based multinational companies, DXC Technology and MSD, have joined the ILO Global Business and Disability Network.

  4. Policy brief

    Making apprenticeships and workplace learning inclusive of persons with disabilities

    26 June 2018

    Persons with disabilities face many challenges to entering the labour market, including negative preconceptions about their work capacities and lower educational achievements due to exclusionary training practices. Apprenticeships and workplace learning can effectively respond to many of the challenges by proving to employers the professional potential of disabled persons and improving their vocational skills.

  5. 11th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Promoting the right to decent work of persons with disabilities through Sustainable Development Goals

    20 June 2018

    The ILO participated in the 11th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) under the overarching theme "Leaving no one behind through the full implementation of the CRPD".

  6. Sunday Profile

    Francis’ rag to riches tale

    28 January 2018

2017

  1. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 58

    Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries

    13 December 2017

    This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

  3. Blog

    Embracing disability as a diversity factor in the 21st century’s world of work

    03 December 2017

    Including persons with disabilities as employees, customers and business partner is clearly the smart thing to do from a business point of view. Yet, while companies increasingly recognize the benefits of building and retaining diverse workforces, they often neglect disability in their inclusion practices.

  4. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2019

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The future world of work must be fully inclusive of people with disabilities

    01 December 2017

    “People with disabilities, with their skills and talents, are an important asset to the labour markets today and in the future,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.