Development and Disability Inclusive Employment
What is the role of private sector development in securing the rights of persons with disabilities to work? What can we learn from innovative practices of inclusive employment, in Norway and internationally?
We welcome you to this one-day conference marking the UN’s international day of persons with disabilities.
Time and place: 1st December 2016, 09:00 – 15:00, at Oslo Kongressenter, Youngsgate 11.
With Debra Ruh (Ruh Global Communications), Stefan Trômel (ILO), Lars Johansson-Kjellerød (UNICUS), Jon Lomøy (Norad), Ingrid Ihme (Telenor), Bård Anders Andreassen (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights).
Check out the programme and additional speakers here.
Many of the world’s one billion persons with disabilities are excluded from the workforce. They represent a source of untapped potential according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The 2030 Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals give the international community, including States, private businesses and civil society, the impetus it needs to work together to generate inclusive work opportunities.
The key questions addressed during the conference are:
- How can the private sector contribute to decent work and inclusive job creation for persons living with disabilities, in developed and developing countries alike?
- What can we learn from innovative businesses’ disability inclusion practices?
- How will disability inclusion in the labour market advance inclusive sustainable development and growth?
Read more in the concept note.
To secure your place at the conference, please sign up below.