Development and human rights for all

Sixth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 17-19 July 2013

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification. 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.” Since 2008, five sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Bureau

President (elect): Kenya
Vice-Presidents (elect): Bangladesh, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Israel.

Theme:

Ensuring adequate standard of living: empowerment and participation of persons with disabilities within the framework of the CRPD

Sub-themes:

  1. Economic empowerment through inclusive social protection and poverty reduction strategies
  2. Disability-inclusive development in national, regional and international processes
  3. Community-based rehabilitation and habilitation for inclusive society.

Documents

All documents including official documents, background papers, statements, etc., including those that are available in languages, are available via the CRPD PaperSmart Portal

  1. Draft programme
  2. Provisional agenda (CRPD/CSP/2013/1)
  3. Background Paper: Economic empowerment through inclusive social protection and poverty reduction strategies (CRPD/CSP/2013/2)
  4. Background Paper: Disability-inclusive development in national, regional and international processes (CRPD/CSP/2013/3)
  5. Background Paper: Community-based rehabilitation and habilitation for inclusive society (CRPD/CSP/2013/4)

Daily Bulletin from the Conference

Press releases

Conference of States Parties to Focus on Expanding Social Protection, Reducing Poverty for Persons with Disabilities (16 July 2013)

Civil Society Participation

  • Civil Society Forum: 16 July 2013 (Draft Agenda)
  • Access to UN Headquarters will be via the entrance on 47th Street and 1st Avenue
  • Registration Desk at UN Headquarters (only for NGOs who's pre-registration has been approved): The Registration Desk will be open on Monday, 15 July 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and continue each day until 19 July from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The Registration Desk may close from 1:00. to 2:00 p.m..
  • Application for NGO Accreditation to the Conference of States Parties (Closed)
  • Registration for NGOs wishing to attend the Conference of States Parties (Closed)
  • List of NGOs accredited to the Conference of States Parties
  • NGOs in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Side-events

List of side-events to the 6th session of the Conference of States Parties
PDF version: List of side-events to COSP6

Previous sessions of the Conference of States Parties

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