1. ILO Global Business and Disability Network: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a business-led, member-based initiative that fosters the development of a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.

  2. Promoting safe work and quality apprenticeships in small and medium-sized enterprises: Challenges for developed and developing economies

    02 October 2015

  3. Inclusion of people with disabilities in national employment policies

    24 September 2015

    This note is designed to provide step-by-step support in effectively including women and men with disabilities in the development of national employment policies (NEP) throughout the policy process. It is aligned with the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies which should be read in conjunction with this guide. Further, the resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies gives guidance on how to effectively embed gender dimensions in NEP development.

  4. ILO and disability inclusion

    24 September 2015

    The ILO promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in the world of work. Access of persons with disabilities to decent work is important both as an essential right and in terms of the economic advantages it brings. To achieve this goal, the ILO works to increase the employability of persons with disabilities, to support employers becoming more inclusive and to promote enabling legislative and policy environments.

  5. Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  6. Regional Model Competency Standards: Welding services

    01 August 2015

    Economic growth in the industrial sector means the need to meet skills gaps in welding services has become critical. Welding can be a highly dangerous occupation, due to exposure to fumes and gases, and working conditions that may require working in hazardous places, such as heights or in confined spaces. It is critical that occupational safety and health measures are incorporated into all aspects of the work.

  7. Vocational teachers and trainers in a changing world: the imperative of high-quality teacher training systems

    16 July 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 177

  8. Employment Services in the evolving world of work

    02 June 2015

  9. Reporting on disability: Guidelines for the media

    28 May 2015

    These Guidelines are intended as a tool for professional communicators to promote inclusiveness and the fair and accurate portrayal of people with disabilities.

  10. Regional Model Competency Standards: Construction

    01 May 2015

    These Regional Model Competency Standards for Construction have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required to perform a work role. These construction standards have been mainly modeled on the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package developed by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council, owned and published by the Commonwealth of Australia.

  11. Case studies on skills assessments in the informal economy conducted by small industry and community organizations

    23 March 2015

    Annex to Assessing skills in the informal economy: A resource guide for small industry and community organizations

  12. Assessing skills in the informal economy: A resource guide for small industry and community organizations

    05 February 2015

    This guide is part of a series of ILO publications on skills and upgrading apprenticeship in the informal economy.


  1. Regional Model Competency Standards: Domestic work

    18 December 2014

    These Regional Model Competency Standards for Domestic Work have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required for domestic work as an employment. The standards are designed to be used as a basis for developing national standards and as a regional reference point.

  2. Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation: Guidelines

    25 November 2014

    These guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. Intended for policy-makers and drafters of legislation, they have been developed with a view to assisting in improving the effectiveness of national laws concerning training and employment of disabled persons, as part of an ILO Project "Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation”.

  3. Skills for Employment Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform

    21 November 2014

    Bridging education and training to the world of work.

  4. Business as unusual: Making workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities

    03 October 2014

  5. Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities: The Business Case

    05 September 2014

  6. The Disabled Beggar – A Literature Review

    02 September 2014

    This literature review originated as part of an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, reported on in ILO Working Paper No. 141 published in 2013. It has been updated and is published separately here, as a contribution to debates on the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, on poverty reduction and social protection.

  7. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 4th Edition

    29 August 2014

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (and amended twice in 2000 and 2006) but its aims remain highly relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector, as highlighted in the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  8. Innovative Apprenticeship and Internship Models in the IT Sector in the United States

    17 July 2014