By IDA

 - February 5, 2020

On this page:

  1. Overview
  2. Themes and Sub-Themes
  3. Bureau of the CoSP 13
  4. Side Events
  5. Civil Society Forum
  6. Speaking opportunities
  7. Information on picking up passes for Civil Society 
  8. For more information

1. Overview
The 13th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) 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. A Civil Society CRPD Forum will be held in the days prior to complement the Conference. For more information on the 13th session, please click here

2. Themes and sub-themes
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.

Subthemes 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. (Addressing the Beijing+ 25th and other relevant commemorations of the historical benchmarks in the global agenda this year).

3. Bureau of the CoSP 13

  • President: Ecuador (Latin American and Carribean Group)
  • Vice-Presidents:  Hungary (Eastern European Group), Singapore (Asia-Pacific Group), Finland (Western European and Others Group) & Liberia (African Group).

4. Side-events
Coming soon

5. Civil Society Forum
Coming soon

6. Speaking opportunities
The COSP Bureau has invited civil society, through the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism (CSCM), to nominate panelists and co-chairs for each of the round tables, and speakers for the Opening and Closing segments. These nominations will then be considered by the Bureau. Please note, nominations made to the Bureau do not guarantee participation on the round tables.

  • If you would like to nominate a panelist for a round table, please complete this form by midnight on Friday 21 February 2020
  • If you would like to nominate a co-chair for a round-table, please complete this 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 complete this form by midnight on Friday 28 February 2020.

Special note: 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.

Consideration of gender balance, regional representation and disability constituency will be taken into account. Nominations will be selected through the voting process established by the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism. Successful applicants only will be notified by email.

For any questions, please contact tavades [at] ida-secretariat.org.

7. Information on picking up passes for Civil Society
Coming soon

8. For more information

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