Copy

Preparations for the next session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD have started!

This is your chance to nominate civil society panelists for the official round tables taking place during the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York. 

Deadlines are Friday 21 February 2020 and Friday 28 February 2020, midnight New York time.

Learn more about the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Ready to apply?

  • If you would like to nominate a panelist for a round table, please click here to fill out the form by Friday 21 February 2020, midnight New York time.
  • If you would like to nominate a co-chair for a round-table, please click here to fill out the form by midnight on Friday 28 February 2020. 
  • If you would like to nominate a speaker for the Opening Session or the Interactive Dialogue, please click here to fill out the form by midnight on Friday 28 February 2020. 
  • Please note the nomination criteria outlined in the nomination form, when making your submission.
  • Only one submission from each applicant will be accepted.

More information on the 13th Session of the Conference of States Parties

Overview
The 13th 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:

Over-arching theme: 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
  1. Disability and business: realizing the right to work in open, inclusive and accessible environments for persons with disabilities.
  2. Addressing the rights and needs of older persons with disabilities: ageing and demographic trends
  3. Promoting inclusive environments for the full implementation of the CRPD
Cross-cutting theme: 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.

Questions?

For questions, contact tavades@ida-secretariat.org and lrichardson@ida-secretariat.orgPlease note that no financial resources are available to support nominees to travel to New York.

Facebook
Twitter
Website
Copyright © 2020 International Disability Alliance, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp