7th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

NEW YORK: The 7th session of the Conference of States Parties will take place at United Nations Headquarters from 10 to 12 June 2014. The thematic discussions for this session are: Incorporating the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) provisions into the post-2015 development agenda; Youth with disabilities; and  National implementation and monitoring.

Flags in front of UN Headquarters.

Flags in front of UN Headquarters.

This session will include:

  • Election of the Member of the CRPD Committee
  • Matters related to the implementation of the Convention:
(a) General debate 
(b) Round Table 1. Incorporating the Provisions of CRPD in the post-2015 development agenda
 (c) Round Table 2: National implementation and monitoring
 (d) Informal panel: Youth with disabilities
  • Implementation of the Convention by the UN System

Documents

  • Provisional agenda  ((CRPD/CSP/2014/1)
  • Election of the members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under article 34 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (See online announcement: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Elections2014.aspx)
  • Background Paper for Roundtable One: Incorporating the provisions of the CRPD in the post-2015 development agenda (CRPD/CSP/2014/2)
  • Background Paper for Roundtable Two: National implementation and monitoring (CRPD/CSP/2014/3)
  • Background Paper for the Informal panel: Youth with disabilities (CRPD/CSP/2014/4)


Civil Society Participation 

Registration: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) must register online in order to attend this session. CSO representatives in possession of annual ground-passes should also pre-register. (Deadline: 30 May 2014) 
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/cosp/2014/register.html

By Aqeel Qureshi

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