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8th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 9-11 June 2015

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• Watch the Live Webcast

• UN Press Release: Deputy Secretary-General Tells States Parties 2006 Disabilities Convention Marked Conceptual Shift from Charity to Human Rights-Based Approach

UN Decoded: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Vox Pops with participants at COSP8 , including in English, French, Arabic and Korean

The UN News Centre asked participants what more needs to be done to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms and are included in all aspects of society?

Documents (CRPD PaperSmart Portal)

List of side-events

Civil Society Participation (Monday, 8 June: Civil Society Global Forum programme)

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Media participation

Accessibility (Accessibility Centre at UNHQ and Accessibility Resources)

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, seven sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

The 8th session will take place at the United Nations Headquarters from 9 to 11 June 2015. The theme of this year's Conference is "Mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda".

States Parties and observers, including DPOs, are called upon to support and encourage the participation of young leaders in the Conference of States Parties.

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Source: The United Nations Enable
When: 12/6/2015

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