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12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.- New your, USA

June 11 - June 13

Overarching theme of the 12th session

Ensuring inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD.

Sub-themes for the three round table discussions

  1. Technology, digitalization and ICTs for the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities
  2. Social inclusion and the right to the highest attainable standard of health
  3. Inclusion of persons with disabilities in society through participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sports

Mandates and background

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 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, ten sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

The 12th session, per decided by States Parties at the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties on 14 June 2018, will be scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York,  from 11 to 13 June 2019.

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 its 20th ratification.

Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties (COSP) in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”

Since 2008, the following are the sessions of the Conference of States Parties that meet at United Nations Headquarters in New York:

Twelfth Session, 11-13 June 2019 

Eleventh Session, 12-14 June 2018

Tenth Session, 13 – 15 June 2017

Ninth Session, 14-16 June 2016

Eighth Session9 to 11 June 2015

Seventh session, 10 to 12 June 2014

Sixth session, 17 to 19 July 2013

Fifth session, 12 to 14 September 2012

Fourth session, 7 to 9 September 2011

Third session, 1 to 3 September 2010

Second session, 2 to 4 September 2009

First session, 31 October and 3 November 2008