Zero Project Events during COSP15: June 14 – 16, 2022

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The Zero Project will be well represented in various forums during the 15th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP15) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from June 14-16. During COSP15, the election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted.

COSP15 logo next to Zero Project logo

We look forward to welcoming our global network to various events, which will be hosted throughout the week. For those who cannot attend COSP15 in person, a dedicated webpage with recordings of these events will become available on zeroproject.org

Thursday, June 16, 2022


Inclusive Music Making, Accessibility, and their Innovative Applications in the Art

10:00 am – 11:15 am ET

Organized in cooperation with: Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations

Innovations in music technology and inclusive participatory models have allowed people with disabilities to learn, enjoy, and play music without barriers. Join the Zero Project, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations to learn about novel musical instruments that can be played using just the performer’s eyes, as well as inclusive and equitable ways to include everyone in the enjoyment that is the magic and mystery of music. Come and learn about lived inclusion in music!

Zero Project Awardees that will be featured:

WATCH THE EVENT DIRECTLY ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL


Disaster Risk Reduction in Ukraine – Rescue and Support of People with Disabilities During Emergencies

10:00 am – 11:15 am ET

Organized in cooperation with: Access Israel

The war in Ukraine underlines in a dire fashion the question of how we will we make sure that no one is left behind in war and when disaster strikes. The Purple Vest Mission of Access Israel works to evacuate people with disabilities and the elderly from Ukraine and assist those who choose to stay in their homeland. Access Israel together with the Zero Project will outline activities and good practices that are being implemented in Ukraine and across its borders, showing actions being done to assist persons with disabilities. 

Zero Project Awardees that will be featured:

This webinar is streamed live, and you are invited to join online! 

RSVP here:

REGISTER HERE 

Friday, June 17, 2022


“Foundation”al work in challenging times

08:30 am – 09:45 am ET 

Organized in cooperation with: Fundación Descubreme

Foundations now more than ever lay the “foundation”al work in challenging times when it comes to addressing, evaluating, and providing solutions for prescient climate action issues or critical disaster risk reduction work. This COSP15 side event will highlight global good practices from foundations such as Nippon Foundation from Japan, Fundación Descubreme from Chile, Fundación ONCE from Spain, or the Kessler Foundation from the United States, or the Essl Foundation from Austria. Philanthropy can and should anticipate what and where ongoing needs will be. Thus, they can become vehicles and tools for persons with disabilities with which to facilitate sustainable change.

Zero Project Awardees that will be featured:

Watch the event directly on our YouTube channel


Your Story Matters: Interactive Dialogues with People with Disabilities

08:30 am – 09:45 am ET

In cooperation with: United Nations Office at Vienna, Light for the World

This event aims to facilitate personal interaction between people with disabilities and participants in order to elevate the importance and visibility of disability inclusion among United Nations personnel. Subsequently, this event will place persons with disabilities front and center of the event. They will tell their personal stories in their own words in small break-out groups, which create unique encounters between the participants and the speakers. Participants will be randomly placed in the breakout rooms without any prior knowledge of the speakers, in order to create a genuine and unbiased encounter. The scope of these break-out sessions is to create a safe and more intimate space in which dialogues can be fostered and questions can be answered. This event creates an opportunity to challenge participants’ perspectives about people with disabilities by giving them the possibility to listen to two personal stories before coming back to the main forum for final reflections and considerations.

This event is streamed live, and you are invited to join online! 

RSVP here:

register here


Practices in Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

10:00 am – 11:15 am ET 

In cooperation with: CBM, Enosh - The Israeli Mental Health Association

This COSP15 side event will feature a discussion about how emergency and disaster risk reduction procedures can be more accessible and inclusive, with innovative examples from each of the involved organizations. Speakers will also highlight potential gaps and challenges in the current initiatives and how innovative practices can be effective solutions.

Zero Project Awardees that will be featured:

This event is streamed live, and you are invited to join online! 

RSVP here:

Register here