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.
The 12th session, per decided by States Parties at the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties on 14 June 2018, was scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 11 to 13 June 2019.
During the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD that took place on 10-13 June 2019 at the UN Headquarters, New York, RI had several activities as per below:
• June 10th at 1:15PM-2:30PM, Conference Room 6. The theme of the side event was: ICT Accessibility: The key to inclusive digital society- co-sponsored by ITU, UN-DESA, CDPF and RI.
• June 11th at 11.30AM —12.45PM Conference Room B. The theme of the side event was: Technology as a tool for inclusive education- this event is organized by RI Education Commission/ RI Norway and Co-sponsored by UNESCO, The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture and RI Finland.
• June 13 RI VP for Europe, Mr. Francois Perl delivered a statement on behalf of RI during the General Debate that took place under the agenda item 5(a).