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3rd meeting - 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12, 11-13 June 2019)
12 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”.
Matters related to the implementation of the Convention (item 5 (b) (i): Round Table 1. Technology, digitalization and ICTs for the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities, co-chaired by representative of Government of Finland, Vice President of the Conference and Mr. Mosharraf Hossain Civil Society representative from Action on Disability and Development International
 Introduction & Presentations, followed by interactive discussion:  
Farida Nana Efua Bedwei, Co-founder of Logiciel Co., Ghana
Tytti Matsinen, Disability Inclusion Adviser, Finland
Inmaculada Placencia, Senior Expert and disability focal point in the European Commission, European Union
James Thurston, Vice President of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT), USA
Nirmita Narasimhan, Founding member of the Centre for Internet and Society, India
 Summary by the Co-chair