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20091029 Facts on Disability and Decent Work ILO


20091029 Facts on Disability and Decent Work ILO

People with disabilities represent an estimated 10 per cent of the world’s population, or some 650 million people worldwide. Approximately 470 million are of working age. Many have demonstrated that with the right opportunities along with adaptations and support, if needed, they can make a major contribution at all levels of the economy and society. Yet, they are often excluded and marginalized, and are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis.