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

Deaf students signing

The 10th UN CRPD COSP meetings launch June 12th with the Civil Society Forum followed by the formal meetings of the official delegates from the signatory and ratifying countries to the human rights treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on June 13-15 at UN NYC HQ. The preliminary program agenda for the Civil Society Forum schedule and overview includes:

  • DATE: Monday 12 June, 2017
  • TIME: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • LOCATION: Conference Room 4, UNHQ New York
  • ACCESSIBILITY: CART and International Sign Provided

OPENING SESSION: 10.00 am – 10.25 am

Remarks from a representative of the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism, the Chair of the Conference of States Parties Bureau (Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN), others TBC.

SESSION ONE: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

  • “Nothing about us, without us”: Practical implementation of CRPD Article 4.3
    • The impact of DPO parallel reporting on CRPD country reviews and other UN mechanisms
    • The opportunity of the Sustainable Development Goals: Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) and the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities
    • All rights, all people with disabilities
  • “Leaving No-One Behind”: Addressing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination within the disability community
    • Identity and international agreements: case study of the CRPD and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • We for She: addressing gender inequality in the disability movement
    • The future generation: what youth with disabilities want us to know
  • Sharing Local and National Good Practices: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm
    • Moderated by Michel Servoz, Director-General of the European Commission Directorate-General "Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion", this section is an opportunity to hear from Forum participants on good practices in the implementation of the Convention

SESSION TWO: 3:00 pm – 4.25 pm

  • Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities: what needs to change?
    • Voices from the field: gaps and challenges for humanitarian actors
    • The Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: a tool to implement Article 11
    • Future UN Guidelines: the IASC Task Team and leadership of persons with disabilities

SESSION THREE: 4.30 pm – 5.45 pm

  • Inclusive Urban Development and Implementation of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III)
    • How can the disability community guide the progressive role of ICTs in promoting the effective implementation of the CRPD and guidance put forward by the New Urban Agenda?
    • Defining barriers: a holistic approach to accessibility and inclusion (communication, attitudinal, etc etc)

CLOSING SESSION: 5.50 pm – 6.00 pm