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  1. Thailand: Trade unions promoting disability inclusion in the workplace

    24 August 2011

    In Thailand, the push for greater recognition in the workplace of the rights of persons with disabilities has received a boost from four trade unions representing approximately 450,000 workers in different sectors. A case story from the PEPDEL project for persons with disabilities.

  2. Ethiopia: Mainstreaming disability in the law curriculum at the university

    24 August 2011

    A case story from the PEPDEL project for persons with disabilities.

  3. Ethiopia: Disability inclusion through effective legislation and policies

    24 August 2011

    A case story from the PEPDEL project for persons with disabilities.

  4. Ethiopia: Promoting entrepreneurship through inclusive business development services and business skills training

    24 August 2011

    Promoting entrepreneurship among women with disabilities. A case story from the INCLUDE project for persons with disabilities.

  5. Ethiopia: Disability inclusion support services

    24 August 2011

    Inclusion of persons with disabilities into mainstream programmes and services on vocational training, entrepreneurship development, employment and micro-finance. A case story from the INCLUDE project for persons with disabilities.

  6. Moving towards disability inclusion

    12 August 2011

    This publication provides insights into how disability perspectives may be incorporated into policies, laws, services and programmes, and the essential elements for sustainable and inclusive growth of societies. ILO-Irish Aid supported projects on disability (INCLUDE and PEPDEL) operating in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Thailand and Viet Nam provide the basis for the case stories, examples of good practice and lessons learned presented in this publication.

  7. A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    22 February 2011

    A G20 Training Strategy - The training strategy for strong, sustainable and balanced growth addresses strategic issues as well as practical arrangements. It provides a platform for further exchange of ideas and experiences among a wide range of institutions, enterprises, experts from all countries. The International Labour Organization is pleased to make this G20 training strategy widely available.

  8. ILO Publications on Disability

    22 February 2011

    Compiled by EMP/SKILLS

  9. A Study on Informal Apprenticeship in Malawi

    02 February 2011

    This study aims at providing a better understanding of the informal apprenticeship system in Malawi in order to inform policies for upgrading the system. It argues that informal apprenticeship is embedded in local norms, customs and traditions which have evolved historically, and which are enforced within the social network. These mechanisms provide the incentives to master craftspeople and apprentices to participate in apprenticeship, and also determine weaknesses in the system in terms of skills development, decent work, labour market and development objectives. The report forms part of the ILO’s work programme on informal apprenticeship, and the findings help build the knowledge base to inform policy-making in leading to improving informal apprenticeship systems.

  10. Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices

    24 January 2011

    This report presents 25 contemporary case studies of company policies and practices related to disability, including hiring and retention, the development of products and services, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It has recently been described by a major multinational corporation as a "goldmine of ideas" for developing its disability diversity strategy.

  11. Global Employment Trends 2011: The challenge of a jobs recovery

    01 January 2011

    The annual Global Employment Trends (GET) report provides the latest global and regional estimates of employment and unemployment, employment by sector, vulnerable employment, labour productivity and working poverty, while also analysing country-level issues and trends in the labour market. Taking into account macroeconomic trends and forecasts, the GET includes a short-term outlook for labour markets around the world.


  1. Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010

    12 August 2010

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and specifically explores how the global economic crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of young people around the world. In developed economies, the crisis has led to the highest youth unemployment rates on record, while in developing economies – where 90 per cent of the world’s youth live – the crisis threatens to exacerbates the challenges of rampant decent work deficits, adding to the number of young people who find themselves stuck in working poverty and thus prolonging the cycle of working poverty through at least another generation.

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