9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 14-16 Jun…

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9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 14-16 June 2016
제9차 장애인권리협약 당사국 총회, 2016년 6월 14-16일

Key Dates:
주요날짜:

New NGO Accreditation opens: 1 March (closes: 9 May)
신규 NGO 승인 등록 : 3월 1일 - 5월 9일
Application form for new NGO Accreditation to the COSP

Online NGO Registration opens: 1 April (closes: 1 June)
Application for side-events opens: 1 April (closes: 15 May)

Image of the Conference of States Parties showing the meeting in progressThe 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, eight sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

The 9th session will take place at the United Nations Headquarters from 14 to 16 June 2016. This year’s session will include Elections for nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Theme

Overarch theme:

Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind

Sub-themes: 

  • Eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities
  • Promoting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities
  • Enhancing accessibility to information and technology and inclusive development
  • Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD

Bureau

President : Republic of Korea
Vice-Presidents : Brazil, Italy, Poland, and United Republic of Tanzania.

CRPD Committee Elections

Elections for nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire in December 2016.

Documents

(forthcoming)

Side-events

Open for application: 1 April – 15 May, 2016

Civil Society Participation

New NGO Accreditation opens: 1 March – 9 May 2016
Application form for new NGO Accreditation to the COSP

Online NGO Registration opens: 1 April – 1 June 2016

Media Participation

Media organizations wishing to attend or cover the Conference of States Parties have been advised to contact the United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit of the Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation is a requirement for all journalists who wish to cover activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Accessibility

Accessibility Center at UN Headquarters

The Accessibility Centre at UN Headquarters provides equipment and services to delegates and NGO participants at the Conference. Devices can be borrowed by submitting a valid Photo ID and are for use on UN premises only. (Queries? AccessibilityCentre@un.org)”

The products and services available include:

The Accessibility Center opens at 8:00 a.m. and devices are loaned daily on a first come, first served basis. Devices are in limited quantity and must be signed for and returned on the same day no later than 5:00 p.m.

Accessibility Resources:
(DISCLAIMER: The information below is provided for informational purposes only. This does not constitute endorsement of, or an approval by, the United Nations.)

 

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