The Zero Project at the 5th Conference of RIADIS in Quito, Ecuador

The Zero Project was honoured to be invited by the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations on Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) to present, before nearly 20 different Latin American and Caribbean nations, at the International Seminar “Latin America Accessible and Without Barriers” it organized as part of its 5th Conference in Quito, Ecuador on November 10th, 2012.

From a presentation entitled the Zero Project – Monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities, delegates learned a little about the scope of the project’s work, involving, in particular, both its annual survey of the implementation of the UN CRPD, and, in 2012, its special survey on employment rights of persons with disabilities around the world.

Since the presentation was given just prior to the publication of the Zero Project Report 2013, delegates were also be provided with a sampling of results therefrom which related specifically to those Latin American and Caribbean nations covered in the project’s surveys. These, hopefully, demonstrated a little not only the geographical scope of the Zero Project’s work, but also how the project continues to reach out internationally and expand its perspective, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. For the Zero Project, these both continue to be very important.

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