Meeting on 16 June 2016, New York - "Unusual employment of persons with disabilities: from words to work

Welcome to join the following side event of the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

"Unusual" employment of persons with disabilities: from words to work

Time and venue: 16 June at 1:15-2:30 pm in New York (UN Headquarters, Conference Room 6)

There is an increasing interest among companies in developing countries to promote the employment of persons with disabilities. This welcome interest stands in contrast with the wide held belief that the only option for people with disabilities to have a job in developing countries is through being self-employed, usually in the informal economy. Employment of persons with disabilities is still seen as something “unusual”.

This side event is organized and co-hosted by the Permanent Missions to the UN of Australia, Costa Rica, Finland and Spain,the International Disability Alliance, the UN Global Compact and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Light lunch will be served.

See inviation (pdf)

Programme (pdf)


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