The right to work - executive summary ILO 2007

The right to decent work of persons with disabilities is a comprehensive overview of the principal international and national legal instruments, policies and initiatives of relevance to the rights of people with disabilities, with a particular focus on employment and work. It examines progress to date in promoting equal employment opportunities for disabled persons through these instruments, highlights issues to be tackled, and sets out an agenda for action to implement these instruments appropriately. This publication builds on an International Labour Organization working paper prepared as a contribution to the negotiation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), adopted in December 2006.