10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 13 to 15 June 2017


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The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP) will take place from  Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York.


“The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention”


  • Addressing the impact of multiple discrimination on persons with disabilities and promoting their participation and multi-stakeholder partnerships for achieving the SDGs in line with the CRPD;
  • Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action;
  • Promoting inclusive urban development and implementation of the New Urban Agenda –  Habitat III.

Bureau (elect)

President: Bulgaria (Eastern European Group)

Vice-Presidents: Tunisia (African Group), Sri Lanka (Asia-Pacific Group), Ecuador (Latin American and Caribbean Group) and Germany (Western European and Others Group)



  • Application for side-events: CLOSED (1 April to 5 May)
  • List of side-events to COSP10  (Forthcoming)


  • Application for exhibit space: CLOSED (1 April to 5 May)
  • List of exhibitors  (Forthcoming)

Civil Society Participation

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Media Participation

Media organizations wishing to attend or cover the Conference of States Parties have been advised to contact the United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit of the Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation is a requirement for all journalists who wish to cover activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York.


Accessibility Center at UN Headquarters

The Accessibility Centre at UN Headquarters provides equipment and services to delegates and NGO participants at the Conference. Devices can be borrowed by submitting a valid Photo ID and are for use on UN premises only. (Queries? AccessibilityCentre@un.org)”

The products and services available include:

The Accessibility Center opens at 8:00 a.m. and devices are loaned daily on a first come, first served basis. Devices are in limited quantity and must be signed for and returned on the same day no later than 5:00 p.m.

Accessibility Resources:
(DISCLAIMER: The information below is provided for informational purposes only. This does not constitute endorsement of, or an approval by, the United Nations.)