A target and a push for inclusive skills training and employment

Bangladesh's National Skills Development Policy of 2011

With support from ILO, the European Union and Canada, the Directorate of Technical Education has initiated a reform to promote an inclusive skills system. It includes a 5 per cent enrolment target for persons with disabilities, the training of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) staff in disability inclusion, developing pilot training, and engaging potential employers. In 2016, it resulted already in 328 enrolees and 60 trainees gaining employment.


Successful side event at the 34th Human Rights Council

17th March 2017: Zero Project Report 2017 presented at the UN Human Rights Council On the occasion of the 34th Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance, together with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Ecuador, Finland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand, supported by the Zero Project, held […]

Zero Project in UN Enable Newsletter of October 2016

Once again the Zero Project has been featured in the October edition of the UN Enable Newsletter! In light of HABITAT III and the New Urban Agenda, UN DESA – in collaboration with the Zero Project and others –  prepared a publication entitled: “Good practices of accessible urban development“. It provides case studies of innovative […]

Marrakesh Treaty Enters Into Force

On June 30th, 2016 the 20th country (Canada) ratified the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, which extends the same access to literature and information for print disabled persons that non-print disabled persons already enjoy. The treaty will enter into force in three months, […]

Zero Project featured in May edition of the UN Enable Newsletter

Our Zero Project call for practice nominations have been featured in the UN Enable Newsletter, which is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DSPD/DESA) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities. Check […]

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund

UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make investments in tech startups – Apply now! – Last week, the Zero Project awarded 86 innovative practices related to inclusive education and ICT. The timing couldn’t be better for our partner The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to support tech startups creating open-source solutions for children. The […]


Guide for accessible information and communication by GAATES

The project, founded by the organization “The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)”, encourages small companies within the Ontario and Global Design Community to provide accessible information and communication systems for their customers and clients.