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Part 1 - 1st meeting, 13th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
30 Nov 2020 -  The Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) is one of the largest and most important global forums on disability issues. Held under the presidency of Ecuador, the 13th annual session will feature remarks from the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary-General live from the General Assembly, along with recorded remarks from prominent disability advocates from around the world.

- Opening of the session - Item 1
- Adoption of the agenda - Item 2
- Organization of work - Item 3
- Election of the members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Item 4
- Decisions by the Conference of States Parties - Item 7

Opening remarks – 10AM EST
- Luis Gallegos, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador as President of the Conference,
- Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly,
- António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
- Danlami Umaru Basharu, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Gerald Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Maria Soledad Cisternas, Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
- Idriss Alzouma Maiga, Civil Society representative

The 13th session of the COSP will take place on 30 November 2020 (in-person meetings: Opening and the election of the CRPD Committee members), 1 and 3 December 2020 (virtual meetings: roundtable discussions, the interactive dialogue with the UN system and the closing).
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