UN Convention: Zero Project Report 2015

04/24/2015
Photo: Map of the world

Map of all 150 countries covered by Social Indicators; © Zero Project

The Zero Project’s fourth report looks at the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities around the world and focuses on independent living and political participation.

The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, focuses on independent living and political participation.

Data were collected on 150 countries, together with 50 Innovative Practices and Policies that can be considered as global role models in their fields.

The project’s website (http://www.zeroproject.org/) offers the ability not only to research Social Indicators in all 150 countries using world maps, but also to search the database for all the Innovative Practices and Policies that have been analysed and selected since 2013: Employment (2013), Accessibility (2014) and, now, Independent Living and Political Participation.

Taking a network approach, in the last three years, more than 3,000 experts around the world have contributed to the Zero Project initiative with their knowledge and expertise.

The Zero Project focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face are shared. The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010, and has run in partnership with the World Future Council since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre since 2013. The mission of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles and Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

REHACARE.com; Source: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

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