INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

In order to break down the barriers which prevent people with disabilities from participating in the workforce and therefore maximising their social and economic independence, Workability International works in association with the following international bodies and authorities:

The ILO, where we feature on their Special List of Non-Governmental International Organisation.

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, whom we have special consultative status as an NGO.

The UN Global Compact, a network-based initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and corporate socially responsible policies and practices. Along with Workability International it now includes more than 3,300 companies from all regions of the world.

The World Bank Global Partnership for Disability (GPDD), Early in 2007 Workability International became a partner in the World Bank Global Partnership for Disability (GPDD). Its main objective is to accelerate the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families into development policies and practices.

The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO), an independent, international, non-profit membership association of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

GLADNET, a network of universities, research centers, unions, government agencies, and disability advocacy organizations that fosters collaborative applied research and Internet-based information exchanges.

The European Commission, who have granted our European Group NGO status in the field of disability and employment and is a founding member of the European Disability Forum and the Providers' European Network.