Disability in the Workplace and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office


This 60 minute webinar is convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office to discuss the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the workplace. It will also introduce the recently established ILO Global Business and Disability Network, a voluntary group of multinational enterprises, employers’ organizations and similar networks formed at national or regional levels to address the issue of disability inclusion from a business perspective.

The webinar will introduce both the business and the human rights cases for disability inclusion. It will provide inspiration to companies at the time when an increasing number of countries are introducing or revising national laws on disability inclusion following ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Companies will also learn how the ILO Code of Practice for Managing Disability in the Workplace can serve as a guide in their disability inclusion policies and efforts.

The webinar will be conducted by experts from the ILO’s Disability Programme and the Bureau for Employers’ Activities and a business representative, member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network Steering Committee.

The webinar is taking place on Wednesday 29 June 9:30 AM (New York time) 3:30 PM (Geneva time). Registration is required to participate.

To register, please send a message to webinar@unglobalcompact.org