Why. Opening up routes to economic empowerment will mean that persons with disabilities can access decent work and be financially independent. 

How. By creating more and better jobs, improving social protection, ensuring the necessary skills training, making workplaces accessible, and hiring people with disabilities. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Inclusive environments in the workplace – enhancing equal opportunities for employment and addressing workplace culture and wider societal norms that stop people with disabilities being able to participate 
  • Amending legal frameworks - e.g. equal opportunities, non-discrimination, social protection laws etc. 
  • Access to financial services - e.g. establishment/amendment of financial services and products that are inclusive and equally accessible for people with disabilities 
  • Access to decent work - opening labour markets, formal and informal, business support services 
  • Inclusive social protection systems – social protection systems that actively reach persons with disabilities 
  • Skills development for decent work - including ensuring foundational skills are attained (numeracy and literacy) and vocation specific training, establishment of training schemes, job-matching 
  • Accessible transport and infrastructure 
  • Universal design - all aspects of building/products/environments consider persons with disability from the start (including all procurement) 
  • Reasonable accommodation in the workplace and training institutions - use of technology, accessible equipment/machinery

Total commitments: 96