Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD in New York

Americas, September 2 2011

The Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 7 to 9 September 2011.

The Conference will include a high-level segment and general debate, as well as two Roundtables entitled “Realizing the CRPD through international cooperation” and “Ensuring effective and full participation in political and public life”. This session will also include an informal meeting entitled “Realizing the right to work”, as well as an interactive dialogue on the implementation of the Convention”. Background notes and other details are available on the United Nations Enable website at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1571.

 During the Conference, almost 40 side-events will be organized by Governments, UN agencies and national human rights institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations and organizations of persons with disabilities.  A detailed list of side-events is available at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1584.

 A day prior to the opening of the Conference, the Civil Society Forum will be organized by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) with the support of the Department of Economic and Social Afffairs (DESA).

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