Disability inclusion in the Bangladesh skills system

This short publication gives an overview of ILO’s approach to disability inclusion in Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, approximately 3.2 million youths have disabilities. These young people need help to access demand-driven education and training, thereby opening up pathways to decent employment. In 2008, Bangladesh was amongst the first countries to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This makes it pledge bound to ensure the basic rights of persons with disabilities, including the right to decent employment. Since then, the Government of Bangladesh, International Labour Organization (through projects funded by Canada and the European Union), employers and workers organizations have taken major strides to achieve a shared vision of disability inclusion. This short publication gives an overview of ILO’s activities in Bangladesh in this regard.