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9th session of the Conference of States Parties

UN Photo/R. Charity9th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP), 14-16 June 2016, UN Headquarters.

The overarching theme of this year’s session is: “Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind”. Sub-themes of the Conference include: 1) Eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities, 2) Protecting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities, 3) Enhancing accessibility to information, technology and inclusive development and 4) Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD.

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Newly elected members of the CRPD Committee

In accordance with Article 34 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, States Parties elected the following members to the Committee on the Rights of Persons: Mr. Ahmad Alsaif (Saudi Arabia) Mr. Monthian Buntan (Thailand) Mr. Imed Eddine Chaker (Tunisia) Mr. Jun Ishikawa (Japan) Mr. Samuel Njuguna Kabue (Kenya) Mr. Laszlo Gabor Lovaszy (Hungary) Mr. Robert George Martin (New Zealand) Mr. Martin Babu Mwesigwa (Uganda) and Mr. Valery Nikitich Rukhledev (Russian Federation).

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