** Please note that only NGOs with ECOSOC Status and Accredited NGOs to the Conference of State Parties (COSP) may register via indico for the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP17).

** Please be advised it is the responsibility of your organization to approve your registration. Once registered, please reach out to your organization's conference focal point for approval.

If you are already a designated conference focal point in our UNDESA Integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) platform, please click here to view your organization's pending registrations.

Due to space constraints, the numbers of attendees to the COSP17 should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed 10 representatives per organization. Please note that the deadline to register is: 20 May 2024. 

Click here to register now

The COSP17 will be scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York,  from 11 to 13  June 2024.

Theme and sub-themes of the Conference

Overarching theme: Rethinking disability inclusion in the current international juncture and ahead of the Summit of the Future

Sub theme 1: International cooperation to promote technology innovations and transfer for an inclusive future, co-chaired by:  Sri Lanka Vice President of the bureau and a civil society representative
Sub theme 2: Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies,  co-chaired by: Georgia Vice President of the bureau and a civil society representative
Sub theme 3: Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities to decent work and sustainable livelihood,  co-chaired by:  Greece Vice President of the bureau and a civil society representative

Further information about the COSP17 is available here: https://bit.ly/un-cosp2024


Please watch our Indico short videos or view our Indico quick guides on how to register:

  1. Watch a short video: How can I register for COSP17 on Indico?
  2. Watch a short video: How to designate yourself as the Conference Focal Point for #COSP17?
  3. Watch a short video: How to approve your representatives and yourself as a Conference Focal Point in Indico?

For all Participants:

For Conference Focal Points:

If you have additional questions, please contact socialngo@un.org

Please be advised that the United Nations does not charge fees for participation in the COSP sessions. The United Nations will not pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of NGO representatives in the sessions of COSP. Such arrangements and costs are the exclusive responsibility of participants.

Arrangements for the session may be subject to change at any time in response to the global health situation.


United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America
Conference Room 4
405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017