6th annual meeting of the GBDN – 21st and 22nd November 2019

5 Jun 2019

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will hold its 6th annual meeting on 21st and 22nd November 2019, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The two-day event will include:

  • Signing ceremony of Charter for new members with the presence of ILO Director General;
  • Presentation of the Future of Work publication and high-level panel discussion;
  • Launch of the global GBDN campaign;
  • Plenary and parallel sessions will address topics like:
    • Artificial intelligence and its impact on the employment of persons with disabilities
    • Ensuring that persons with disabilities have the required digital skills
    • Company practices to ensure the employment of persons with disabilities in the
    context of a changing labour market
    • Global employee resource groups on disability
    • How global companies and national networks can support the employment of
    persons with disabilities in SMEs
    • Examples of good practice on employment of persons with disabilities in the public
    sector
    • How collective bargaining and social dialogue can promote the employment of
    persons with disabilities
    • How to move the employment of persons with disabilities higher up on the global
    agenda
    • The Business Disability Forum global standard
    • The #Valuable 500 campaign
    • The #PurpleLightUp campaign

Lots of networking opportunities will provide the opportunity to all participants to share their best practices.

International Sign interpretation and Live Captioning will be provided.

Download the provisional programme here.

Please register here.

We are already looking forward to welcoming you.