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Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP5) to the CRPD 

  • New York, NY, USA
  • September 12-14, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters

The theme of the fifth annual session is “Making the CRPD count for Women and Children”. The following are the sub-themes of the Conference: “Technology and Accessibility”, “Children with Disabilities” and “Women with Disabilities”.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 on December 13, 2006. It came into force on May 3, 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, four sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

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G3ict Special Sessions at COSP5 (UN Headquarters)

G3ict presents at IDA, Civil Society CRPD Forum (COSP5 Pre-conference)

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Conference Room 4

Details: The International Disability Alliance (IDA), with the support of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), will host this day-long event the day before the opening of the Conference (programme forthcoming).

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International Disability Alliance: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/en

G3ict / ILO “The UNITE Project” Breakfast Meeting Presentation

By Invitation Only 

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Venue: UN Delegates' Dining Room

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G3ict Side-Event at COSP5:

"How Can the ICT Industry Contribute to Implementing Article 9 of the CRPD?"

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Conference Room 5  

Details: ICT Industry leaders proactively support the implementation of the CRPD in matters of ICT accessibility. ICT industry representatives will share their perspectives on how their organizations can contribute to implement the ICT accessibility dispositions of the CRPD and discuss how policies and programs may foster new opportunities leveraging Public-Private partnerships. 

Latest data of the 2012 CRPD ICT Accessibility Progress Report produced by G3ict, in cooperation with Disabled Peoples’ International – Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

Event co-sponsors: Adobe Systems, AT&T, Ephox Corporation, IBM, Microsoft, Time Warner Cable

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