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History

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.

Aims

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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Activities

'Practical Cooperation': Profiling, assessment, training, personal and career development; Funding, licensing, franchising and intertrading; Practical uses of technology and workplace adaptations; Commercial matters and marketing; Production methods and opportunities in service industries; Integration, progression and placements; Socio-economic costing. 'International Affairs' - partnerships with other bodies and authorities. 'Commercial Initiatives' - promotes commercial interests of member organizations with companies, governments and authorities.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F0933

Last News Received

2015
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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