- May 29, 2019

Below is a list of side events that IDA members organized or participated in as speakers, or that the International Disability Alliance co-sponsored during COSP12, Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2019.

Jump to

Monday, June 10

8.15-9.30am, Conf Room C
The Pacific Framework for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Regional Response to the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Pacific. Organised by Pacific Disability Forum, co-sponsored by IDA.

10:00 am - 12:00pm, Conference Room 19-20; UN Women 220 E 42nd Street
Women with Disabilities at CRPD COSP 2019: Beijing +25 and Funding Opportunities. Organised by IDA and UN Women. For any queries, contact msmith [at]

1.15-2.30pm, Conf Room 4
Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Participation of Persons with Disabilities. Organised by ILO, co-sponsored by IDA.

1.15-2.30pm, Conf Room C
Including the furthest left behind: Disability Data Advocacy Working Group. Organised by IDA and World Blind Union. 

3.00-4.15 pm, Conf Room C
#WhatWENeed – Inclusion in Development and the Social Paradigm. Organised by Disability Rights Fund 

Tuesday, June 11

11:30 am - 12:45pm, Conf Room 11
Making Disability Visible in Statistics. Organised by IDA and UN ESCWA.

3.00 - 4.15 pm, Conf Room 11
Celebrating 20 Years of the International Disability Alliance. Organised by IDA.

Wednesday, June 12

8.15am-9.30am, Conf Room B
Inclusion of Hard of Hearing Persons: Issues and Challenges. Organised by the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People.

9.45-11.00am, Conf Room 11
Ending Guardianship to Leave No One Behind: Implementing the Right to Legal Capacity of People with Disabilities in Costa Rica and Peru. Organised by Permanent Mission of Costa Rica, co-sponsored by IDA. Flyer in English and Spanish.

11.30am-12.45pm, Conf Room C
Global Disability Summit: One Year On. Organised by Permanent Mission of UK. 

1.15-2.30pm, Conf Room C
Strengthening political participation of persons with disabilities. Organised by Permanent Mission of Finland.

1.15-2.30pm, Permanent Mission of Germany
Towards a barrier free inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Organised by Permanent Mission of Germany.        

3.00-6.00pm, UN Women
High Level Meeting on Women with Disabilities in Political Leadership: Towards Beijing 25. Organised by Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility 

4.45-6.00pm, Conf Room C
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Institutions: Lived Experiences and Ways to Achieve Deinstitutionalization. Organised by Inclusion International, co-sponsored by IDA.

Thursday, June 13

9.45-11.00am, Conf Room 11
Dementia: The Leading Cause of Disability. Organised by Dementia Alliance International, co-sponsored by IDA.

1.15-2.30pm, Conf Room 4
International Albinism Awareness Day Commemoration: Still Standing Strong!  Organised by UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism (OHCHR), co-sponsored by IDA. 

1.15-2.30pm, Conf Room 6
Community Based Inclusive Development: Reaching Communities in the Implementation of the CRPD and SDGs. Organised by Permanent Mission of Austria, co-sponsored by IDA.

3.00 - 4.15 pm, Conf Room B
Digitization, Empowerment and Decision-making: How Can We Ensure that Persons with Intellectual Disabilities are Included? Organised by Inclusion International

3.00 - 4.15 pm, Conf Room 12
Autism and Motherhood: Experiences, Challenges and positive Strategies. Organised by Government of the Republic of Malta.

4.45-6.00pm, Conf Room C
Accessible Public Procurement: Making Sure Tax Payers Money is Spent on Accessibility. Organised by European Disability Forum, co-sponsored by IDA.

6.30-8.00pm, Conf Room 11
Making Inclusion a Reality! Organised by CBM, co-sponsored by IDA.