More information on the 13th Session of the Conference of States Parties
session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP13) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 June 2020 at UN Headquarters in New York. For more information on the 13th session, please click here
. Themes for COSP13 are listed below:
A decade of action and delivery for inclusive sustainable development: implementing the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda for all persons with disabilities.
Sub-themes for the three roundtables
- Disability and business: realizing the right to work in open, inclusive and accessible environments for persons with disabilities.
- Addressing the rights and needs of older persons with disabilities: ageing and demographic trends
- Promoting inclusive environments for the full implementation of the CRPD
Strengthening capacity-building to fully implement the CRPD and the SDGs for persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities.
The COSP Bureau has invited civil society, through the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism (CSCM)
, to propose civil society panelists for each of the three round tables. Applicants must have demonstrated knowledge on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and must be actively engaged in working for the rights of persons with disabilities nationally, regionally or globally. The calls for nominations to speak at the opening and closing sessions, and co-chairs of the round tables will be circulated next week.
In order to streamline the process, organisations which are members of overarching networks or consortiums (such as International Disability Alliance or International Disability and Development Consortium) need to submit their nominations to their overarching network/consortium who will then submit nominations to the CSCM. Please contact your network/consortium to submit your nomination, and note that they will likely request a slightly earlier deadline in order to give them time to review nominations prior to the final deadline.