At A Glance
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network works to create a global workforce culture that is respectful and welcoming of people with disabilities. As part of this mission, much of our work is focused on four priority areas that are crucial to achieving this goal.
In developing countries, it is widely believed that the only way a person with a disability can obtain a livelihood is through self-employment in the informal economy. Private sector companies play an important role in challenging this view. Countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Peru and Zambia have established employer-led national networks on disability to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in formal workplaces.
Businesses around the world are changing their ideas about the potential of employing people with disabilities. When companies actively work to tackle stigma and stereotypes at all levels in the workplace, they shift their focus to talent and inclusion and ensure that their hiring decisions are based in fact and evidence rather than misconceptions.