1. ILO Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) Convention (No. 159) and Recommendation (No. 168); United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    08 July 2008

    The book contains the text of ILO Convention No. 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons), 1983, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 168. It also contains the text of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which entered into force on 3 May 2008.

  2. Skills, productivity and employment growth. The case of Latin America

    24 June 2008

    The aim of this study is to illustrate the relations between training and workers' skills, productivity and the growth of quality employment in societies in Latin America by means of an analysis of the existing information and case studies of four different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru). A review of the activities of ...

  3. Vocational training and productivity

    24 June 2008

    Due to their contribution to the development of skills and competencies, vocational training institutions are a source of comparative advantages to promote the growth in productivity and reflect such growth in more and better jobs. A better access to relevant...

  4. Conclusions on skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development

    13 June 2008

    International Labour Conference, 2008

  5. Managing Success: An Instruction Manual for the APPT Database and Management Information System

    01 February 2008

  6. Skills development for industrial clusters : a preliminary review

    16 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 8

  7. Improving skills and productivity of disadvantaged youth

    15 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 7

  8. Skills and productivity in the informal economy

    10 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 5

  9. Recognizing ability : the skills and productivity of persons with disabilities : literature review

    05 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 3

  10. Skills, Productivity and Employment Growth: The case of Latin America

    01 January 2008

  11. Challenging the myths about learning and training in small and medium-sized enterprises : implications for public policy?

    01 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 1

  12. Skills development through community based rehabilitation (CBR): a good practice guide

    01 January 2008


  1. Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation. Guidelines

    13 December 2007

    These guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. Intended for policy-makers and drafters of legislation, they have been developed with a view to assisting in improving the effectiveness of national laws concerning training and employment of disabled persons, as part of an ILO Project "The Employment of People with Disabilities: The impact of Legislation". This project aims to enhance the capacity of governments of selected countries to implement effective legislation on the employment of people with disabilities - either in the form of laws, or revisions to existing laws, or through the development of regulations or policies to implement laws. The project also provides technical assistance to selected national governments in implementing necessary improvements to their laws. These drafting guidelines are a valuable tool to support this technical advisory role.

  2. The employment situation of people with disabilities: Towards improved statistical information

    30 November 2007

    This guide highlights basic knowledge from the fields of labour and disability statistics which has to be combined for a comprehensive description of the employment situation of people with disabilities. It will be of great relevance to worldwide countries as they work to promote and monitor equal employment opportunities for disabled persons. It provides information on current standards and definitions in the fields of employment and disability, as well as descriptions of good practices related to the compilation of statistics on the employment situation of people with disabilities, so that better data on this topic can be produced. It is directed to countries wishing to gather or improve such statistics in order to meet policy needs and it is an attempt to bring together all relevant information in this field. Its main objective is to inform users on current state of national methodologies for the compilation of statistics on the employment situation of people with disabilities; standards and definitions for the measurement of different sub-groups of the economically active population; concepts and methods for the measurement of disability; and useful sources and survey questions on disability.

  3. The right to decent work of persons with disabilities

    30 November 2007

    This publication provides an invaluable overview of the principal international legal instruments, policies and initiatives of relevance to the rights of people with disabilities, with a particular focus on employment and work. It focuses on the different options available to people with disabilities who wish to work in open/competitive employment, sheltered employment, supported employment and social enterprises and examines the trends in each of these categories, highlighting the key issues faced in each case.

  4. The employment situation of people with disabilities: Towards improved statistical information

    30 November 2007

  5. Link and learn : progress assessment of the approach adopted to promoting the inclusion of women entrepreneurs with disabilities into the WEDGE programme in four African countries

    01 November 2007

  6. Minute guide for young jobseekers

    10 October 2007

    The minute guide is a self-help resource written specifically for young jobseekers. It is intended to support youth in making informed decisions about their career prospects and job options by providing user-friendly access to information about the job search process.

  7. Guiding youth careers: a handbook for those who help young jobseekers

    10 October 2007

    The handbook is designed to assist trained professionals, parents and peers in advising young jobseekers in their career and job search, particularly new graduates, school leavers and unemployed youth.

  8. Apprenticeship in the informal economy in Africa Workshop report Geneva, 3-4 May 2007

    04 May 2007

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 1