Country Programmes

Addressing Labor Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Guatemala

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
3 May 201825 Feb 2020
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 399,814
Thematic focus: Awareness Raising, Disability Policy and/or Law, Employment, Inclusive education, OPDs capacity building, Social Protection

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • The National Council for the attention of persons with disabilities (CONADI)
  • Ministry of Education (MINEDUC)
  • Social Development Ministry (MIDES)
  • Work Ministry (MINTRABAJO)
  • Ministry of Economy (MINECO)
  • Social Work Secretary (SBS)

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • The National Council for the attention of persons with disabilities (CONADI)

The Programme

This project seeks to impact fundamental aspects of the lives of persons with disabilities, their human development and the exercise of their human rights, through the creation of inclusive work conditions for youth with disabilities. Although Guatemala has ratified the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in the national legal framework, the laws has not yet been adapted to international standards for the State to be guarantor of those rights.
Also, the project carried out actions so youth with disabilities can exercise their education and employment rights through alliances with public and private institutions to foster actions that provoke changes in public policies so these become more inclusive and foster inclusive practices.


The Project carried out technical reviews and provided support to DPOs to strengthen existing rules related to rights of persons with disabilities.

Inclusive education and employment were promoted through an awareness campaign carried out through conventional means and social media.

An assessment was carried out to provide information for public and private institutions to develop relevant education and technical training programs to create appropriate work inclusive conditions for youth with diverse types of disabilities.

United Nations System Agencies reviewed their policies for employment and working conditions for persons with disabilities to introduce changes and strengthen commitment among agencies’ management.

Programme Documents