12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 11-13 June 2019

June 10, 2019

WEI participates in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 11-13 June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted by the General Assembly on 13 December 2006 and came into force on 3 May 2008. 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, ten sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.  

The 12th session's thematic focus is on ensuring inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD.  

WEI COSP Calendar of Events [PDF]

Also available as a Word document:
WEI COSP Calendar of Events.docx

Women Enabled International Side Panel Events:  

Beijing +25 and Funding Opportunitiesview flyer

Monday, June 10, 2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Conference Room 19-20
UN Women
220 E 42nd Street New York, NY 10017

Please RSVP to m.herrera@womenenabled.org by June 8th.
 RSVP AND ID will be required for all people attending the meeting, including support persons. If you require additional disability-related accommodations, please contact: msmith@ida-secretariat.org

If you cannot attend in person, a WebEx link is available to join remotely,
please note "RSVP Online" in the subject line of your RSVP and you will be provided with a link.


Reimagining Movement Building: How Feminist Leadership within the Disability Movement is Broadening the Disability Rights Discourse view flyer

Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:45 to 11:00 am
Room CR. C
U.N. Headquarters
New York, NY

Everyone is welcome as we create a safe space for discussing these critical issues!


Ensuring the Right to Health for Women and Girls with Disabilities view flyer

Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:15 to 2:45 PM
Nelson Mandela Room, 10th Floor
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY

RSVP is required. Please e-mail m.herrera@womenenabled.org with your name and affiliation by 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.


The following information was copied from the UN.org website

Accessibility Center at UN Headquarters

The Accessibility Centre at UN Headquarters provides equipment and services to delegates and NGO participants at the Conference. Devices can be borrowed by submitting a valid Photo ID and are for use on UN premises only. (Queries? AccessibilityCentre@un.org)

The products and services available include:

  • List of Devices available at the Accessibility Centre
    English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语
  • Wheelchair charging provisions at various locations around UN Headquarters
  • Staffed desk to provide assistance on borrowing and using the devices

The Accessibility Center opens at 8:00 a.m. and devices are loaned daily on a first come, first served basis. Devices are in limited quantity and must be signed for and returned on the same day no later than 5:00 p.m.

Accessibility Resources:
(DISCLAIMER: The information below is provided for informational purposes only. This does not constitute endorsement of, or an approval by, the United Nations or Women Enabled.)

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