June 10, 2019 to June 13, 2019

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The 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will take place from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York. On Monday 10 June, a Civil Society CRPD Forum will be held to complement the Conference.

Themes and Sub-Themes
The overarching theme of the Conference is "Ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD". Three round tables will address the following themes:

  1. Technology, digitalization and ICTs for the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities
  2. Social inclusion and the right of the highest attainable standard of health 
  3. Inclusion of persons with disabilities in society through participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sports

Cross-cutting theme: Awareness-raising. The Bureau decided further to continue the practice of having a cross cutting theme that shall be considered in all 3 roundtables and also in the relevant background papers.

Bureau of the CoSP 12

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

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York,...