Non-company members

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network also engages with several non-company/business members, including global and regional disabled people's organizations, universities and the civil society. All non-company members also contribute with an annual financial contribution to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network.


Cornell University - Institute on Employment and Disability (ILR School)

The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability conducts research, and provides training and technical assistance and online resources to promote workplace disability inclusion both nationally and globally (see  In addition to the inclusive workplace focus, the Yang-Tan Institute has a wide variety of resources and initiatives relating to public policy on employment and disability, school to work and community transition, inclusive education, healthy living, and community participation.

Disabled People's Organisations Denmark (DPOD)

Disabled People’s Organisations Denmark (DPOD) is an umbrella organisation of 33 Danish national disability organisations. DPOD is strongly committed to engaging in efforts that serve to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in developing countries, including their right to work, on an equal basis with others. In close collaboration with its member organisations DPOD supports the development of vibrant, representative and inclusive disability movements that are able to advance the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and hold governments and other duty bearers effectively to account.

Handicap International

For nearly 35 years, Handicap International has worked together with people with disabilities and vulnerable populations to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life and advocate for their human rights. Handicap International’s work includes the promotion of wage employment and self-employment of persons with disabilities through project implementation in partnership with businesses, government, vocational training centers and non-profit organizations in more than 30 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a UK registered charity and one of the largest pan-disability civil society organisations, giving us a strong voice with which to foster and influence profound change.  We possess a powerful understanding of disability developed over 65 years, through five regional offices in Africa and Asia as well as a deeply rooted network of over 200 Leonard Cheshire Global Alliance members in 54 countries. Leonard Cheshire Disability has a proud record of having a positive and lasting impact on the lives of persons with disabilities worldwide through our inclusive programming delivered by local partners, our advocacy initiatives and our world-renowned research facility.

Atlas Alliance

The Atlas Alliance is an umbrella organisation consisting of Norwegian organisations of people with disabilities, parents and patients that are involved in international work. Since 1981 the Atlas Alliance has supported projects for people with disabilities in countries in the South. The Atlas Alliance works for the fulfilment of the human rights of persons with disabilities in poor countries and for the improvement of their living conditions.

Light for the world

Light for the World is an international organisation with Austria, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland as core members, and Belgium and the Netherlands as associate members. Light for the World has country offices in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, as well as an EU office in Brussels. Their programmes in 15 countries strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities, enabling them to lead a self-sustaining life and reducing systemic poverty by including persons with disabilities.


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