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Press Release Advancing the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Innovative Policies and Practices & the Post-2015 MDG Agenda

Press Release Advancing the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Innovative Policies and Practices & the Post-2015 MDG Agenda

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This is report of Zero project
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Advancing the rights of persons with disabilities: InnovativePolicies and Practices & the post-2015 MDG agenda
Zero Project Report 2013 presented at the 22
nd
session of the Human RightsCouncil
Geneva, 8 March 2013:
Which innovative practices and policies exist, and how best tocooperate to implement the CRPD? Which ways forward to enhance the inclusion of therights of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda? This wasdiscussed yesterday, together with about 40 representatives of permanent missions tothe UN, international organizations and NGOs, at the side event
Promoting and  protecting the rights of persons with disabilities: Where are we now and the way forward  post-2015 
at the 22
nd
session of the Human Rights Council. The event, held in room XXIat Palais des Nations, Geneva, was organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria,Finland, New Zealand and Thailand as well as the International Disability Alliance, incollaboration with the Essl Foundation and World Future Council and their Zero Project.Co-Chair H.E. Christian Strohal, Ambassador of Austria and Permanent Representativeof Austria to the United Nations in Geneva, after introducing to the session, welcomedthe representatives of the Zero Project: Michael Fembek, Programme Manager of EsslFoundation, and Ingrid Heindorf, Coordinator of the World Future Council
’s Geneva
office. About 3 to 7 percent of the global Gross World Product is wasted because the potentialof persons with disabilities in the labour market is not realized. In the first part of theevent, Ms Heindorf explained that, not least because of this, the Zero Project teamfocused in 2012 on the crucial subject of employment and disability, producing animpressive 250-page report including indicators, together with innovative practices and
policies that promote employment of persons with disabilities. “
 After discussing the
report’s findings t
ogether with 250 decision-makers and experts at the second ZeroProject Conference in February 2013 in Vienna, our aim must now be to bring solutions,

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