Harkin Institute fellow Bob Ludke¬†presented at the annual Zero Project Conference 2022 on February 23. Ludke joined a panel discussion, Fostering Disability Inclusion through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

The vision of the SDGs cannot be achieved without creating an inclusive society. The purpose of the panel discussion is to foster a better understanding of the intersection between disability and the SDGs while exploring the gaps and necessary areas of improvement so that the SDGs can fulfill their mission of creating an inclusive society.

Session Chairs included Aiko Akiyama of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), Thailand and Robert Ludke of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, United States.

Speakers included:

  • Aiko Akiyama, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), Thailand
  • Robert Ludke, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, United States
  • Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development, United Nations DESA, United States
  • Caroline Casey, The Valuable 500, Ireland

Learn more about Ludke’s work for The Harkin Institute here.

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