What's new

2020

  1. COVID-19 and advocates

    People with disabilities are solution providers and co-creators during crises

    09 June 2020

    Disability-rights activist and actor Marlee Matlin talks about key steps we all can take to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Together we can build a better normal.

  2. ILO infographic

    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities at all stages of the response

    05 June 2020

    Many persons with disabilities come into the COVID-19 crisis already facing significant exclusion in all areas of the world of work. The pandemic and resulting economic shocks increase the vulnerability of persons with disabilities to further inequalities. The new ILO brief points out what needs to be done to make the socio-economic response inclusive of persons with disabilities and also addresses issues related to containment measures and the long-term recovery.

  3. © N. Wicheanbut/Bangkok Post/AFP 2022

    Blog

    If a ’new normal’ is to be a better normal it must include persons with disabilities

    04 June 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has posed special challenges for persons with disabilities, but post-pandemic reforms to social and economic systems offer the chance to build a better normal and a more inclusive future.

  4. ILO brief

    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities at all stages of the response

    04 June 2020

    Many persons with disabilities come into the COVID-19 crisis already facing significant exclusion in all areas of the world of work. The pandemic and resulting economic shocks increase the vulnerability of persons with disabilities to further inequalities. The new ILO brief points out what needs to be done to make the socio-economic response inclusive of persons with disabilities and also addresses issues related to containment measures and the long-term recovery.

  5. "Innovation to Inclusion (i2i)" Webinar

    Labour market data for persons with disabilities

    11 May 2020

    The Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project "Innovation to Inclusion (i2i)" hosted the webinar "Labour market data for persons with disabilities" on 22 April 2020 which brought together several experts to discuss the methods for identifying persons with disabilities and monitoring their situation in employment, taking examples from Kenya and Bangladesh.

  6. © Nathan Laine / Hans Lucas AFP 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    The COVID-19 crisis may lead to mental health issues for many workers

    28 April 2020

    The pandemic and the resulting economic recession will exacerbate pre-existing health inequities and have a larger impact on the mental health of vulnerable disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities and the unemployed.

  7. Video

    Disability-inclusive Social Protection response to COVID-19 crisis

    27 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its related socioeconomic consequences magnify obstacles and inequalities. Persons with disabilities are in many ways more exposed to the crisis. Social protection, which, at any point in time, is critical for persons with disabilities, has proven to be a crucial vector of relief in the recent weeks. This brief presents several elements that can help make the most of the social protection systems response to COVID-19 to support persons with disabilities.

  8. © Luis Robayo / AFP 2022

    COVID-19: Relying on social dialogue for solutions

    The COVID-19 crisis: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems

    24 April 2020

    Countries with effective health and social protection systems are better prepared to respond to the pandemic.

  9. COVID-19:  Protecting workers

    Five ways to include persons with disabilities in COVID-19 responses

    22 April 2020

    The inequalities exacerbating COVID-19’s impact on persons with disabilities are not new. The risk in the response to the current crisis is that persons with disabilities will be left behind once again. The good news is that we already know what works.

  10. Document

    PDF : ILO PROSPECTS Generic Terms of Reference for Rapid Assessments of the Impact of COVID-19 on Socio-Economic Environments of Refugee-Hosting Communities

    20 April 2020