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.

The ILO developed good practices in Lebanon to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Lebanese workplace, while in the occupied Palestinian Territories, it supported a project to increase the employability of persons with disabilities.