UN CRPD

From UN Enable:



 
FIFTH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES
 
The fifth session of the Conference of States Parties will be held from 12 to 14 September 2012 at UN Headquarters in New York. This year’s Conference will focus on women with disabilities, children with disabilities and technology and accessibility. 

Updated information now available on the United Nations Enable website includes: 

  • Provisional agenda of the Conference
  • List of 33 side-events
  • details of roundtable sessions

Prior to the convening of the Conference, a Civil Society CRPD Forum will be organized on 11 September by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) with the support of DESA. The Forum will provide an opportunity for NGOs, DPOs (organizations of persons with disabilities) and others, to coordinate their involvement in the Conference of States Parties and in the preparatory process for the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development to be held on 23 September 2013. UNICEF will host a Global Partnership Forum on Children with Disabilities in the afternoon of 14 September. More information:http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=46&pid=1595.  

STATUS OF THE CONVENTION (CRPD)
 
119 ratifications of the Convention
153 signatories to the Convention
72 ratifications of its Optional Protocol
90 signatories to its Optional Protocol
 
Benin ratified the Convention and its Optional Protocol on 5 July 2012
Djibouti acceded to the Convention and its Optional Protocol on 18 June 2012
Ghana ratified the Convention and its Optional Protocol on 31 July 2012
Liberia ratified the Convention on 26 July 2012
Nauru acceded to the Convention on 27 June 2012

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