UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publishes Thematic Study on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

January 17, 2013
Source: UN OHCHR

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recently published its thematic study on work and employment of persons with disabilities (CRPD, Article 27). The Human Rights Council in its resolution 19/11 (March 2012) requested the OHCHR to prepare a study on this topic, that will be presented at the 22nd session of the Council in March 2013.

This study, which has been developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including States, the International Labour Organization, regional organisations, the Special Rapporteur on Disabilities of the Commission for Social Development, civil society organisations, including organisations of persons with disabilities, and national human rights institutions, highlights good practices in promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and identifies the main challenges that States parties encounter in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy access to, retention of and advancement in employment on an equal basis with others.

 

Please find attached the thematic study in pdf and word version and click the following link to have access to contributions that have been received by OHCHR as input to this study: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Disability/Pages/WorkAndEmployment.aspx