Yesterday, 9th March 2016, the Zero Project presented its 2016 Report at the UN Human Rights Council in the UN Office in Geneva, Austria. The side event called “Inclusive Education and ICTs for All: Towards Accessible and Sustainable Societies” aimed to:
- Discuss how access to inclusive and quality education as well as to life-long learning opportunities enable disabled people to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in society
- Present innovative policies and practices advancing inclusive education and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for disabled people from around the world;
- Explore ways on how to strengthen work and cooperation towards “a world without barriers”
Chair of the event was H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi (Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN in Geneva). Among the speakers were: Jorge Araya (Secretary of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), Ana Isabel Ruiz (Director for Education, Employment and Cultural Promotion, ONCE), Ingrid Heindorf (Geneva Coordinator, Zero Project/World Future Council).
The event was webcasted at http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/