Disability and work

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    People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion, or 15 per cent, of the world's population. About 80 per cent are of working age. The right of people with disabilities to decent work, however, is frequently denied. People with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities, face enormous attitudinal, physical and informational barriers to equal opportunities in the world of work. Read more>>

What's new

  1. Video

    Promoting Decent Work opportunities for disabled people in Fiji

    03 December 2016

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Enabling policies for persons with disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs

    03 December 2016

  3. Our impact, their stories

    Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

Mainstreaming disability

  1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    Design an inclusive skills development program

    Bangladesh

    How to increase access of persons with disabilities and women with low levels of education to skills development programmes.

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