RI Global Photo Essay: CoSP 10, Inclusion in Implementation

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The 10th session of the Conference of the States Parties was characterized by a very rich programme covering a wide range of important issues related to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This year, CoSP had a record number of speakers during the General Debate – around 130 in total and three round table discussions: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, commitments in the humanitarian area and the New Urban Agenda.

“As we are all aware the elaboration of the CRPD more than ten ago was a very inclusive process which led to the adoption of a Convention that is unique in many ways – it is the only international human rights treaty that recognizes the role in its implementation and monitoring of the people it is trying to impact. It was in this spirit that (the UN) has put a stronger emphasis on the participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations… in all deliberations related to the implementation of the CRPD.”

The following is a slideshow of many events that took place around the UN during CoSP10.

Georgi Panayotov (centre), Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN and President of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), during the opening meeting of the tenth session of the Conference. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Georgi Panayotov (centre), Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN and President of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), during the opening meeting of the tenth session of the Conference. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Theresia Degener, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, briefs journalists on “Including persons with disabilities to expand disability rights”. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Theresia Degener, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, briefs journalists on “Including persons with disabilities to expand disability rights”. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, at the opening of the session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, at the opening of the session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Tenth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 1st meeting

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, at the opening of the session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

I Decide = I Am

Display booth outside the CoSP10 Plenary Session. Photo: Adrian Brune.

One Billion Voices

Display booth outside the Plenary Session of the CoSP10 . Photo: Adrian Brune.

Girls and Disability

Secretary-General Venus Ilegan speaking at the UN DESA/DSPD forum, Harnessing the power of women and girls with disabilities for inclusive society and development during the CoSP10. Photo: Adrian Brune

10th Session - Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons w/ Disabilities

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the third and final day of the Conference. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Accessibility Tools

Assistive technology – a bridge to the society, an event held by RI, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Welfare. Photo: Adrian Brune

Tenth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Roundtable

Theresia Degener (foreground left), Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, addresses a roundtable on inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. UN Photo/Kim Haughton