Conference on Insights on the Implementation of CRPD held in Tokyo

Asia-Pacific, July 1 2016

TOKYO: The Conference on the Insights on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) held in Tokyo, June 30, 2016, organized by the Zero Project and the Austrain Embassy Japan.

Mrs. Amelie Saupe Speaking on Innovative Policies and Practices from Japan

“In Tokyo the discussions go on: The 9th session of the Conference of the States parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York is over but not the dialogue on the implementation of the UN CRPD: on June 30th more than 40 representatives of government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) international organisations (UNDP, JICA), diplomatic corps (Austrian Embassy, German Embassy), foundations (Nippon Foundation, Japan Foundation), academia, agencies and the civil society (JICA, JSRPD, World Blind Union, GAATES, APAC, WNUSP,  Techbility, NexTidEvolution..) followed the invitation of Austrian Embassy and Zero Project for an evening of exchange and networking.

Dr. Jun Ishikawa who was recently elected as the first Japanese member of the UNCRPD committee and to get insights about the research of Zero Project and how it can be of value for Japan in future.


Shinji Sudo presented his projects on how design can break barriers and started a fruitful discussion about super welfare. The evening was another example on how important and valuable it is to bring together and to engage in discussions experts from various backgrounds – this is one of the keys to success of Zero Project.”

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