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04/09/2012

Implementing the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Work Future Just Policies and Good Practices


The Zero Project: Future Just Policies and Good Practices
 
After the great success of the Zero Project Conference 2012, for next year’s conference we are focusing on the Right to Work. Suggest outstanding policies, and examples of good practices that, under the principles of the UN Convention, realize the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others.
 
As part of our newly launched Zero Project (www.zeroproject.org), the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council are committed to identifying and highlighting future just policies and examples of good practice that actively promote and implement the rights of persons with disabilities – both now and in the future.
 
We aim not only to raise global awareness of exemplary policies and practices, but also to speed up political action “to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights by all persons with disabilities”, as laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities.

The Right to Work and Employment
After the great success of the first Zero Project Conference held on January 22-23, 2012 in Vienna (presentations are available at www.zeroproject.org), for next year’s conference we are focusing on the Right to Work. As before, we shall be basing our
research for the event (and, indeed, that part of the Zero Project Report) on nominations of both Good Policy and Good Practice, but this time involving employment of persons with disabilities.
 
Call for Nominations
We should be very grateful if you would provide your nominations of future just policies and good practices by April 30, 2012, to office@zeroproject.org. Please find the nomination forms online.
 
The Selection Process
The World Future Council research department will apply its Future Just Lawmaking Methodology to all nominated policies and provide a shortlist of future just policies for consideration by the Scientific Advisory Board.
 
The Zero Project – For a World without Barriers

The Zero Project was launched by the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council at the International Conference on Good Policies for Persons with Disabilities on January 22-23, 2012 in Vienna, Austria. With its global outreach, the Zero Project monitors the national implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities around the world. In addition, with a yearly thematic focus, it identifies and highlights exemplary policies and practices, which actively protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities. The Zero Project maintains a social-media platform (www.zeroproject.org), and, each year, it publishes the Zero Project Report and presents its findings at the Zero Project Conference.
 
For more information on The Zero Project, visit their website: http://www.zeroproject.org/

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