Jan 30, 2023 by Robin Tim Weis | Updated Jan 30, 2023
Photo Credit: Peppo Schuster, Zero Project
A new policy forum will be launched next month, bringing together policymakers from various governments to share and foster policy innovation.Robin Tim Weiss explains why it’s important for civil servants to learn from each other’s successes and failures
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.3 billion people, or 1 in 6 people worldwide, experience a significant disability.
Governments, local governments and cities recognize the barriers that continue to exist in society and limit the rights of persons with disabilities. As governments try to change that reality on the ground, many wonder what needs to change to ensure that all people, disabled and non-disabled, enjoy their rights equally. I’m trying to understand if there is
Since the publication of the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in 2008, international cooperation on disability inclusion issues has grown steadily. Today, select governments around the world set benchmarks, implement international standards, and modify post-methods to enable people with disabilities to pave their way.
But much remains to be done to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society are not left behind. This is where Zero Project, a non-profit foundation based in Vienna, Austria, comes in.
The Zero Project was established to identify, curate and share comprehensive solutions aligned with the objectives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. To this end, the Zero Project will work in partnership with a global cross-sectoral network of innovators, decision-makers and thought leaders to create a world without barriers to independent living. share things.
Zero Project Policymakers Forum
The Zero Project Conference is held every year where such innovators gather together.
At this year’s event, which will take place at the United Nations Office in Vienna on 22 February 2023, Zero Project Policy Maker Forum. The Forum aims to bring together high-level policymakers not only to present good public policy, but also to interact with each other to learn and foster greater policy innovation.
The first forum will showcase novel and comprehensive accessibility legislation from around the world and bring together ministers, commissioners and other government officials to share and learn from each other’s experiences in making more accessible legislation. serves as a platform for and inclusive world.
Under the “don’t reinvent the wheel” principle, policymakers highlight unique legislative achievements and how these can be replicated abroad.
At the forum, we will hear from government representatives from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Israel, India and Singapore about their legislative experiences and regional trends in developing and replicating accessible disability and inclusion legislation. All interventions are centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and, ultimately, the Forum provides an opportunity for members to share their experiences and learn from each other’s successes and failures.
Join Vienna’s Policy Makers
There are 1.3 billion reasons to do it right, and Zero Project encourages readers of the Global Government Forum to learn from the work of their peers abroad and connect with fellow civil servants on the ground in Vienna during Zero Project. I invite you to build. Conference 2023. Please indicate your interest in receiving an invitation: Robin Tim Weis, Director of International Affairs for the Zero Project, [email protected]
date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023 – Friday 24th February 2023
position: United Nations Office, Vienna
Organizer: Zero Project: https://zeroproject.org/