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 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, 14 sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.
The 15th session, per decided by States Parties at the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) in June 2021, will be scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 14 to 16 June 2022 , during which an election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted. More details on the planning and organization including the program for the session will be in forthcoming.
- President: Finland (Western European and Others Group)
- Vice-Presidents: Republic of Iraq (Asia-Pacific Group), Poland (Eastern European Group), Guatemala (Latin American and Caribbean Group), and Zambia ( African Group).