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 United Nations and its Member States recognize the central role that persons with disabilities must play in multi-stakeholder partnerships for achieving the SDGs for all and implementing the CRPD.
This year’s main theme is “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.
At this year’s COSP, high-level representation from 173 States Parties and observers, includes an estimate of over 40 ministerial-level participants, who will speak in the general debate and other thematic discussions during the session. Also, over 75 parallel side-event will be conducted by Governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities, national human rights institutions, disability rights organizations, service providers and the private sector.
More information on COSP10 is available at: http://bit.ly/crpd_cosp10