Project Title

Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in APEC  

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

HRD 03 2016S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

HRD 03 2016S 

Project Title

Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in APEC  

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2016 

Sponsoring Forum

Human Resource Development Working Group (HRDWG) 

Topics

Human Resources Development 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

05/05/2016 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2016 

Project Proponent Name 1

Chris Watson 

Job Title 1

Senior Advisor for Asia and the Pacific and APEC Affairs, International Labor Affairs Bureau 

Organization 1

US Department of Labor 

Postal Address 1

200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA 

Telephone 1

1-202 6934858 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Watson.Christopher@dol.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Christoper Watson 

Project Cost (US$)

$60,000.00 

Project Summary

Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population has a disability, and 650 million people in the Asia-Pacific region alone have a disability.  Persons with disabilities face multiple barriers to finding and keeping jobs, resulting in a significantly higher unemployment rate among persons with disabilities.  This self-funded project aims to support APEC goals of inclusive economic growth by identifying barriers to and good practices in expanding job opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Specifically, this project will produce a research report about efforts in both the public and private sectors within APEC economies to increase the employment of persons with disabilities.  Member economy representatives and disability experts will be engaged to help understand current legal frameworks, policies, and programs, as well as to identify economies’ innovative strategies.  The report will also present recommendations to economies to increase the employment of persons with disabilities.  The United States will seek separate funding for a subsequent symposium that will discuss the report’s recommendations and technical assistance to support economies’ implementation.  This project supports efforts of the APEC Group of Friends on Disability, which seeks to integrate disability across APEC.

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Job Title 1

Organization 1

Postal Address 1

Telephone 1

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Email 1

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