June 12, 2017 to June 14, 2017

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The tenth session of the COSP to the CRPD will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. On Monday 12 June, a Civil Society CRPD Forum will be held to complement the Conference.

The overarching theme of the Conference is “The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention”. Three round tables will address the following themes: 

  • Round Table One: Addressing the impact of multiple discrimination for persons with disabilities and promoting their participation and multi-stakeholder partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in line with the CRPD
  • Round Table Two: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action (in line with Article 11 of the CRPD "Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies")
  • Round Table 3: Promoting inclusive urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda - Habitat III (in line with Article 9 of the CRPD "Accessibility”)