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Persons with disabilities need new roadmap to join future world of work

International Labour Organization, Switzerland, 21 November 2019 - Those with disabilities will face additional challenges in reaping the benefits of changes affecting the world of work, according to a new report. The publication also outlines a roadmap to help create a more equitable future of work.

There are estimated to be one billion people in the world with disabilities. They already face challenges that hamper their participation in the world of work and place them at greater risk of poverty and social exclusion. Across eight geographical regions, an average of 36 per cent of working age persons with disabilities are in employment, compared to 60 per cent of the general population.

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Source: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_729443/lang--en/index.htm

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