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1987, Sweden, as International Organization for the Provision of Work for Persons with Disabilities and Who are Occupationally Handicapped (IPWH), as an informal group of organizations from around the world with direct responsibility for employing people with disabilities, with the title International Group on Sheltered and Special Employment. Name subsequently changed to Organization for the Provision of Work for Handicapped Persons. Present name adopted Jan 2002, at World AGM, San Diego CA (USA). Registered in accordance with UK law.
On a global basis, champion the right to work of anyone with a disability or is otherwise marginalized; work for legal rights to equal opportunities and non-discrimination in all aspects of their lives, especially in the world of work.
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General Meeting (annual). Board of Directors, elected by members to represent Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania and developing regions. Regional Groups (4): Americas; Asian; Europe; Oceania.
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