Persons with disabilities

The productive potential of persons with disabilities is under-estimated by some employers that often do not fully consider simple and practical steps that can be taken to facilitate their skills development, accommodate their needs in the workplace, and fall in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

As part of it work in the Arab region, the ILO seeks to increase the outreach of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. A regional event was organized for the Network in 2013, and support was also provided to the national network being set up in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ILO has also documented good practices in Lebanon related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace.