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									Barbara Murray

Barbara Murray is Senior Disability Specialist in the International Labour Office Skills
and Employability Department, working primarily on disability issues in training and
employment. Key elements of her work in Geneva have included the development of
the ILO Code of Practice on Managing Disability in the Workplace, which was
adopted by the ILO in 2001; promoting ratification and implementation of ILO
Convention No. 159 concerning Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled
Persons); and representing the ILO at sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee on the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in
December 2006. At present, she is involved in knowledge development on good
practice in training and employment of disabled persons; providing policy advice to
governments in the development and implementation of disability-related laws,
policies and programmes based on the principles of equal opportunity, equal
treatment and non-discrimination; and technical cooperation projects relating to the
training and employment of disabled persons in East Africa and South East Asia.

Prior to taking up her current post at ILO Headquarters in Geneva in 2000, she
worked for four years as ILO Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for the Asian
and Pacific Region, based in Bangkok, Thailand, providing policy advice and
technical cooperation services to countries throughout the region.

 Before joining the ILO in 1996, she worked in the research department of the
National Rehabilitation Board in Dublin, Ireland, and was involved in applied research
in Ireland and other European countries, including research initiated by the Council of

Through her work in the area of disability for over twenty-five years, in Europe as well
as countries of the Asian and Pacific region and Africa, she is familiar with disability-
related legislation, policy, programmes and services internationally.

Barbara holds a Doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Zurich,
Switzerland, and a Masters degree in Economics from University College, Dublin,

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