During an economic crisis, Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are one way that governments can use to protect vulnerable people from falling into poverty. Between 2001 and 2002, Argentina suffered one of the worst economic crises in its history. Unemployment rose, the share of people living below the poverty line increased and political instability and social unrest ensued.
In my role as the Corporate Social Responsibility & Solidarity Manager of the Adecco Group in France—a multinational enterprise with operations in 60 countries—I have witnessed the positive impact of employing persons with disabilities at our company.
By focusing on the skills and professional potential of people with disabilities rather than on stereotypes, we have been able to access a pool of talent which often goes untapped.
The 106th Session of the International Labour Conference gets under way in Geneva, Switzerland from June 5-16. Here’s a look at the main issues that will be discussed by government, employer and worker delegates from the ILO’s 187 member states.