June 12, 2017 to June 14, 2017

The tenth session of the COSP to the CRPD will take place Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017 at the UN in New York. 

President: Bulgaria (Eastern European Group). Vice-Presidents: Tunisia (African Group), Sri Lanka (Asia-Pacific Group), Ecuador (Latin American and Caribbean Group) and Germany (Western European and Others Group)



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”)

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