Zero Project live at COSP16, June 13-15!


The Zero Project will be well represented by Prof. Michael Fembek and Robin Tim Weis during the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP16) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from June 13-16, 2023.

COSP logo next to Zero Project logo

We invite you to join the Zero Project Team online at our main event, which highlights how the Zero Project works at the intersection of disability solutions and model policies towards a world with zero barriers.

Global Good Practices: UN Disability and Development Report 2023 and the Zero Project Policymaker Forum Publication 

Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EDT (NYC) | 19:15 – 20:30 CEST (Vienna)

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Global Good Practices will showcase the social impact of Zero Project award-winning innovative solutions, which are featured in the UN Disability and Development Report 2023, along with model policies presented at the Zero Project Policymaker Forum, by bringing together speakers from the report and representatives of these solutions.  More information here


The Zero Project Team will join key partners in presenting the importance of ICT solutions and civil service organizations at these three side events. 

1. Mastering ICT/digital accessibility: Paving the way for a digitally inclusive world for ALL (In person only) 

Sponsored by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023  

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EDT (NYC) | 19:15 – 20:30 CEST (Vienna) 

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This interactive workshop focuses on the crucial role of ICT/digital accessibility involved in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including key terminology, the importance of ICT/digital accessibility for achieving digital inclusion, and the challenges and next steps towards establishing inclusive digital societies and communities, emphasizing the need for collaboration to create a universally inclusive digital world. More information here


2. Ways to Globally Channel and Utilize Accessibility Implementation Tools and Practices 

to the Public and Private Sectors

Organized by Access Israel

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 

9:45am - 11:00am EDT (NYC) | 15:45 - 17:00 CEST (Vienna)

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During this side event, Access Israel will host a panel discussion on this global problem, in which various accessibility organizations from civil society, businesses, and the private sector will participate, all are members of the community of Global Accessibility and Inclusion Leaders (GAILs). The panel aims to explore how to reach out to businesses, municipalities and organizations around the world and provide them with tools and solutions that will help them implement accessibility and inclusion in a faster and more efficient way. More information here 


3. Disability inclusion in climate change related emergencies 

Sponsored by Fundación Descubreme

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 

4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT (NYC) | 22:30 – 0:00 CEST (Vienna) 



This session highlights how civil society organizations, such as Fundación ONCE in Spain, Fundación Descúbreme in Chile, and the Access Israel in Israel, lay the foundational work when it comes to addressing, evaluating, and providing solutions for climate change issues or disaster risk reduction work involving persons with disabilities and underrepresented groups, working together with governments to facilitate sustainable change. More information here 


We eagerly anticipate your presence at Zero Project events and speaking engagements at COSP16! Together, let's shape a future of inclusivity and accessibility, driving positive change for persons with disabilities worldwide.  

Of note - forthcoming in publication is the Zero Project Model Policies and the United Nations Disability and Development Report 2023. Stay tuned for more updates!