#COSP11 – Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

#COSP11 – Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities



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Fashion model and disability rights advocate Jillian Mercado met with the UN Secretary-General to discuss what the UN is doing to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities and reduce inequalities – #COSP11, UNHQ 12-14 June.

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

Theme “Leaving no one behind through the full implementation of the CRPD”.

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5 thoughts on “#COSP11 – Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  1. Is this video really For people with disabilities, or rather is it About people with disabilities? Individuals who are blind would be unable to read the circles of information that show up on the screen. Shouldn't this be signed too? This is not about being pedantic, it is about ensuring that a video that talks about inclusivity is actually inclusive. Thank you.

  2. yes! this world is improving:) happy to see it , but india does'nt recognize type1 diabetes under pwd whereas countries like phillipines do. and as ANTONIO sir said women become victims of this double discrimination it's very imp. to 1st recognize all kinds of major disabilities and make the provisions binding on all member states . #COSP11

  3. That's great. But what about the rights of the normal children? What is UN doing to stop or decrease the percentage of the child labour as today, 12 June, marks the 'World Day Against Child Labour Day'.

  4. I wish I get the opportunity to speak out in UN about disability and make a worldwide group of person with disability, Because if we all get together for our rights, we can give more clear direction to frame exact policies and laws which are the need of hour.
    Feel free to contact me.

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