9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Americas, News, March 24 2016

The 9th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be held from 14 to 16 June 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Flags in front of UN HeadquartersThe overarching theme of this year’s session is “Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind”. The sub-themes are: eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities; promoting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities; enhancing accessibility to information and technology and inclusive development; and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD.

This year’s session will include elections for nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire in December 2016.

The online application process for new NGO Accreditation to the COSP will take place from 1 March to 9 May 2016, the online NGO Registration opens: 1 April (closes: 1 June), and the Application for side-events opens: 1 April

For more information, visit www.un.org

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