The ILO has a longstanding commitment to promoting social justice and achieving decent work for people with disabilities. It takes a twin-track approach to disability inclusion. One track allows for disability-specific programmes or initiatives aimed at overcoming particular disadvantages or barriers, while the other track seeks to ensure the inclusion of disabled persons in mainstream services and activities, such as skills training, employment promotion, social protection schemes and poverty reduction strategies. ILO efforts to include people with disabilities also cover the full spectrum of its activities, including its internal practices and partnerships with other UN agencies, as outlined in the ILO Disability Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2014-17.
28 May 2015
22 May 2015
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
How to increase access of persons with disabilities and women with low levels of education to skills development programmes.
In the spotlight
People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills.
Partnering to create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent work and income as a way out of poverty and inequality.