Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon its 20th ratification.

Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties (COSP) in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”

Since 2008, the following are the sessions of the Conference of States Parties that meet at United Nations Headquarters in New York:

NEW>>Thirteenth Session, 10-12 June 2020
** Please note that the 13th session of the COSP will take place this year on 30 November 2020 (in-person meetings: Opening and the election of the CRPD Committee members), 1 and 3 December 2020 (virtual meetings: roundtable discussions, the interactive dialogue with the UN system and the closing).  Further information will be provided at this site as soon as it is available. ** 

Twelfth Session, 11-13 June 2019 

Eleventh Session, 12-14 June 2018

Tenth Session, 13 – 15 June 2017

Ninth Session, 14-16 June 2016

Eighth Session9 to 11 June 2015

Seventh session, 10 to 12 June 2014

Sixth session, 17 to 19 July 2013

Fifth session, 12 to 14 September 2012

Fourth session, 7 to 9 September 2011

Third session, 1 to 3 September 2010

Second session, 2 to 4 September 2009

First session, 31 October and 3 November 2008