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The 15th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP15) will be scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York,  from 14 to 16  June 2022 , during which an election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted. More details on the planning and organization including the program for the session will be in forthcoming.

Theme and sub-themes of the Conference

Overarching theme: Building disability-inclusive and participatory societies in the COVID context and beyond

Sub theme 1: Innovation and technology advancing disability rights
Sub theme 2: Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship of persons with disabilities
Sub theme 3: Participation of persons with disabilities in climate action, disaster risk reduction and resilience against natural disasters


Special attention for participants:

COVID-19: Participants are advised to check the current rules and recommendations in New York prior to departure from their country of residence.  For entry into the United Nations Headquarters in New York, participants should be fully vaccinated, recently tested or recently recovered from Covid-19. You may be asked to show proof of vaccination for entry into the venue. Please be mindful of any requirement of your country of origin or any transit country.

Please view our quick guides on how to register:

For all Participants:

For Conference Focal Points:

Please note that:

  • The United Nations does not charge fees for participation in the event.
  • The deadline to register is 31 May 2022.
  • Further information about the COSP15 is available here: https://bit.ly/un-cosp2022


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