The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) is a unique worldwide network of multinational companies, national employers’ organizations, business networks, disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and NGOs working in collaboration to promote disability inclusion in the workplace. In 2015, the GBDN introduced its Charter which commits the company signatories to support its 10 principles which provide a framework towards full disability inclusion. The Charter is the core document of the GBDN and it serves as a map to guide the companies to reach both business success and equal opportunity and inclusion for persons with disabilities in the workplace.
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BUSINESS AND DISABILITY NETWORKS
Indonesia Business and Disability Network
NATIONAL BUSINESS AND DISABILITY NETWORKS
MEMBERS THAT JOINED BEFORE 2017
In 2017, the GBDN kept on growing and gained several new members:
TESTIMONIES OF SOME OF GBDN'S MEMBER COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS
6 GBDN NEWSLETTER ISSUES IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO SHOWCASE THE VARIETY OF GBDN MEMBERS ACTIVITIES IN 2017
ILO PRODUCTS RELEVANT TO THE GBDN
Joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights: "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion".
An easy-to-read version of the UN Global Compact / ILO guide for employers on disability rights. "What companies should do to support the rights of people with disabilities”.
E-learning course of the ILO International Training Centre/Cornell University: "Disability in the Workplace - A Global Perspective".
Publication about national business and disability networks in Latin America: “Promover el empleo de las personas con discapacidad a través de redes empresariales: Una perspectiva de cooperación Sur-Sur”.
“National Business and Disability Networks - Principles & Guidelines”.
During the year, the GBDN held and participated in a number of global, regional and sub-regional conferences and meetings, thus giving its members many opportunities to exchange knowledge in a privileged international space.
The two main topics for the GBDN-organized meetings of 2017 were digital accessibility and the promotion of national business and disability networks.
Geneva, May 2017
Disability and International Development NGOs meeting