Development and human rights for all

Second session of the Conference of States Parties: 2 to 4 September 2009

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.” 

The second  session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  was held  on 2 September 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and September 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York.  


 Wednesday, 2 September

  • Statements: 

Press releases:

 Thursday, 3 September

  • Round Table 2: Equal recognition before the law, access to justice and support and decision-making:
  • Informal Segment on Emerging Issue: The global economic crisis, poverty and the implementation of the Convention
    Jointly organised by the Bureau and the IDA CRPD Forum
    • Co-chairpersons: H. E. Amb. Jim McLay (New Zealand) and Ms. Catalina Devandas (RIADIS/IDA)
    • Panelists:
      - Mr. Cveto Uršič, Member of the Committee
      - Mr. Khandaker Jahurul Alam, Chairperson, Asia & Pacific Disability Forum & President, National Forum of Organizations with the Disabled
      - Dr. Nora Groce, Yale School of Public Health
      - Ms. Aleksandra Posarac, World Bank
    • Conclusions  
  • Side-event:
    • Panel on Making the MDGs a reality for all: Advancing the disability rights agenda in development
      • Co-Chairpersons: Ms. Janet Lord and M. Michael Stein, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
      • Ms. Maria Martinho, United Nations Statistic Division
      • Ms. Nora Groce, University of London
      • M. Joshua Goldstein
      • Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, World Bank
      • Ms. Maria Veronica Reina, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University & GPDD  

Friday, 4 September 

 Press release:


   First session: 31 October and 3 November 2008