What's new

2017

  1. Policy brief

    Making TVET and skills systems inclusive of persons with disabilities

    27 November 2017

    This policy brief focuses on how mainstream Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and skills development systems can contribute to improving the labour market situation of persons with disabilities.

  2. News

    ILO Project Helps Disadvantaged Young People Enter the Labour Market

    17 November 2017

    The ILO supports the Agency for Employment of the Perm Territory, Russian Federation, in improving its package of programmes and services to the population. For that purpose, the ILO pilots wage subsidy programme with mentorship targeting disadvantaged young people.

  3. Easy-to-read version of joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights

    What companies should do to support the rights of people with disabilities

    30 October 2017

    This easy-to-read version of the UN Global Compact/ILO "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete actions and measures companies can take to implement good practices that are inclusive of persons with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace and in the community - in alignment with relevant UN conventions and frameworks.

  4. Business and persons with disabilities

    Three multinational enterprises join the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network

    23 October 2017

    More leading companies join the 17-member network and commit to the ten principles of the Global Business and Disability Charter.

  5. Regional meeting on disability inclusion in the private sector

    Disability inclusion makes business sense - also in Latin America

    18 September 2017

    More than 30 business and disability representatives from 12 Latin American countries exchanged their ideas on how to promote regional cooperation among different initiatives during a recent workshop organized by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN). GBDN members Adecco, Carrefour, L'Oréal, Repsol, Legrand and Handicap International also participated in the meeting.

  6. Networks give a platform for companies’ mutual learning and inspiration

    National Business and Disability Networks - Principles & Guidelines

    17 September 2017

    National Business and Disability Networks (NBDNs) are forums where companies and other organizations come together to work towards further employment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. These are often unique spaces where companies share peer-to-peer at the same time as being linked with the disability sector and other important stakeholders.

  7. How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion

    Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities

    22 August 2017

    Developed jointly by the UN Global Compact and the ILO, the "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete actions and measures companies can take to implement good practices that are inclusive of persons with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace and in the community - in alignment with relevant UN conventions and frameworks.

  8. Joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights

    How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities

    22 August 2017

    Developed jointly by the UN Global Compact and the ILO, the "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete actions and measures companies can take to implement good practices that are inclusive of persons with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace and in the community - in alignment with relevant UN conventions and frameworks.

  9. Video

    How can business promote diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments?

    04 August 2017

    Mark Bell, Professor of Laws at Trinity College Dublin, explains how reasonable adjustments at the workplace enable employees to bring their full professional potential to work and thereby promote diversity and inclusion as well as contribute to business success.

  10. Blog

    How workers with disabilities can help multinational enterprises succeed

    20 June 2017

    In my role as the Corporate Social Responsibility & Solidarity Manager of the Adecco Group in France – a multinational enterprise with operations in 60 countries – I have witnessed the positive impact of employing persons with disabilities at our company.