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5th 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”.
Matters related to the implementation of the Convention (item 5 (b) (iii): Round Table 3: Inclusion of persons with disabilities in society through participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport - co-chaired by representative of Government of Singapore, Vice President of the Conference and Ms. Bhargavi Venkatasubramaniam, Civil Society representative from Transforming Communities for Inclusion of persons with Psychosocial Disabilities Asia Pacific
Introduction & Presentations, followed by interactive discussion:  
Yong Jia, Vice President of China Disabled Persons’ Federation, China
Khalid Ali Al Naimi, Chairman of the Arab Union for the Blind, Qatar
E Mrs. Isabel Maldonado Vasco, Technical Secretary of "Toda Una Vida" Plan, Ecuador
E Ms. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Canada
Jaime Cruz, Member of the Autogestores SPSD and Sociedad Peruana de Síndrome Down, Peru
Summary by the Co-Chair