June 10, 2019 to June 13, 2019

On this page:

  1. Overview
  2. Themes and Sub-Themes
  3. Bureau of the CoSP 12
  4. Side Events
  5. Civil Society Forum
  6. Information on picking up passes for Civil Society 
  7. For more information

1. Overview
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.

2. 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.

3. 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) & Liberia (African Group).

4. Side-Events

5. Civil Society Forum

The Civil Society Coordination Mechanism, facilitated by the International Disability Alliance will host a Civil Society Forum, as an addition to the 12th Session of the CoSP to the CRPD, to leverage the opportunity to amplify the voice and facilitate the adequate and active participation of persons with disabilities.

The Forum will take place Monday, 10 June 2019, one day prior to the start of the 12th Session of the CoSP. The Civil Society Forum will have the participation of the most marginalized groups. Along with this, priority will be given to featuring partnerships between different stakeholders.

6. Information on picking up passes for Civil Society

The registration hours for the desk in the UN Pass and ID office will be the following:

  • Sunday 9 June 2019: 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Monday 10 June 2019: 8 am -12.30 pm
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm / 2 - 4 pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019: 9 am - 12.30 pm / 2 - 4 pm
  • Thursday 13 June 2019: 9 am - 11.30 am

The registration will take place in the United Nations Pass and ID office located at 320 East 45th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue).

7. For more information

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,...