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8th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9-11 June 2015. Join in one of the world's largest international disability community gatherings at UN Headquarters in New York.

Highlights

8th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9 - 11 June 2015

List of side-events

DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability and Development
Part I: Accessible and Inclusive Urban Development, 11 June, 1.15 to 2.30, CR.6
Part II: Operationalizing the post-2015 development agenda for persons with disabilities, 12 June, 10 to 1, CR.4


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UN Expert Group Meeting on Disability and development: Operationalizing the post-2015 development agenda for persons with disabilities, 11-13 May 2015, UN ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon


3WCDRR Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan
Realizing a disability-inclusive post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy

UN-DESA/DSPD Public Forum: Taking action toward a disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction framework and its implementation, 15 March, Tohoku University

Inclusion saves lives: Ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of disaster risk reduction efforts can save lives 



Recent events:

World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April

53rd Commission for Social Development, 4-13 February 2015
Report of the Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development: Monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities ( E/CN.5/2015/5)

United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Mental Well-being, Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction, UNU Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan (27–28 November 2014) 

 

Latest developments


  • Kazakhstan ratified the Convention on 21-4-2015
  • Turkey ratified the Optional Protocol on 26-3-2015
  • Marshall Islands ratified the Convention on 17-3-2015
  • Viet Nam ratified the Convention on 5-2-2015

Convention 
Ratifications/Accessions: 154
Signatories*: 159 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 86 
Signatories*: 92

(* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol)



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