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6th meeting - 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12, 11-13 June 2019)
13 Jun 2019 -  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, eleven sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Theme “Ensuring inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD”.
Interactive dialogue with the United Nations system on the implementation of the Convention (item 5 (c): chaired by H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, President of the Conference
Introduction & Presentations, followed by an interactive discussion:
Part 1: United Nations entities
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Sub-Working Group for the SWAP on disability of the Inter-Agency Support Group for the CRPD
International Telecommunication Union ( ITU)
World Health Organization ( WHO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Part 2: Mandate/ stakeholders
Danlami Umaru Basharu, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Catalina Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Maria Soledad Cisternas, Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
Luis Gabriel Villarreal Peralta, Civil Society Representative, Inclusion International
Decisions by the Conference of States Parties (item 6)
Closing of the meeting (item 7), chaired by H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, President of the Conference
Statement by Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly (tbc)
Statements by the Vice-Presidents of the Conference (Singapore, Hungary, Finland)
Closing Statement by H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, the President of the Conference