COSP is kicking off soon!

The 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD and related events are kicking off soon at the UN in New York (10-15 June). The overarching theme of the session is Leaving no one behind through the full implementation of the CRPD with sub-themes including:

  1. National fiscal space, public-private partnerships and international cooperation for strengthening the implementation of the CRPD;
  2. Women and girls with disabilities;
  3. Political participation and equal recognition before the law; and
  1. Promoting high-quality disability statistics and disaggregation of data by disability status for the full realization of the rights of persons with disabilities.

CBM is quite active this year. We are involved in various ways in six side events, a data workshop, and an SDGs training. We are supporting two of our DPO partners, from Palestine and Vietnam, who are panelists at different events throughout the week. Additionally we will present an official CBM statement during the General Debate among Member States and civil society. You can watch events from 11-14 June live here. Please continue reading below for events in which CBM is involved.

Sunday, 10 June

  • Workshop: on the Measurement of Disability organized by UNICEF, ILO, IDA, and IDDC; Elizabeth Lockwood will be co-facilitating this training.

Monday, 11 June

  • Civil society forum / day of general discussion session, Panel on Article 4 (3) of the Convention, our partner from Palestine, Shatha Abu Srour, is a panelist.

Tuesday, 12 June

  • General Debate, David Bainbridge, International Director, CBM International, will present our official CBM statement.
  • Event: Co-sponsored by CBM: Artificial Intelligence 2030: Transformative Inclusion for All event, David Bainbridge will make an official intervention.
  • Event: If I’m not counted I don’t count. better data to improve the lives of persons with disabilities; joint CBM-IDA SDG data work will be presented.
  • Event: Co-sponsored by CBM: Persons with Disabilities in Emergency Settings: Ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities within humanitarian emergencies and peacebuilding processes; joint CBM-HI-IDA project will be presented.

Wednesday 13 June

  • Event: Co-organized by CBM: Including the most likely to be left behind: Women and Girls with Disabilities in rural and remote settings; our partner from Vietnam, Lan Anh Nguyen, is a panelist.
  • COSP Roundtable 1: National fiscal space, public-private partnerships and international cooperation for strengthening the implementation of the CRPD; our partner from Palestine, Shatha Abu Srour, is a panelist.
  • Event: Co-sponsored by CBM: Financing the implementation of the CRPD: problems of inconsistency and instability with a focus on experiences of women and refugees with disabilities; Emma Pettey, Emergency Response Unit, will present on behalf of CBM.
  • Event: Co-sponsored by CBM: From Recognition to Realisation of Rights: Furthering Effective Partnership for an Inclusive Pacific.

Friday 15 June

  • Follow-up training on SDG implementation and practical advocacy strategies for DPOs for Disability Rights Fund; Elizabeth Lockwood will co-facilitate the training.

Stay tuned for the follow-up web article post COSP with highlights from the aforementioned activities.