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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

    Social protection is a human right but how many benefit?

    29 November 2017

    The ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2017-19 provides recent data on social protection systems around the world, and monitors progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It shows that more efforts are needed to extend coverage in many countries, but achieving universal social protection is possible.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.