Conference of State Parties on the CRPD June 2021


We provide the following information on the Civil Society Forum on June 14 and the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) takeing place from Tuesday, June 15th through to Thursday, June 17th. Both will be held largely online.

A Civil Society Forum, precedes the CoSP.

  • 14 June 2021: Virtual meeting of the Civil Society Forum

The Civil Society Coordination Mechanism is hosting the Civil Society Forum. This Forum will be an opportunity to highlight current issues relevant to the disability movement and realization of the CRPD in response to and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides additional space for civil society to make its own contributions, and allow civil society to share and capture important issues.

Captioning, International Sign, French and Spanish simultaneous translation will be provided.
You can follow the civil society forum at:

COSP14 will host Three Roundtables and One Interactive Dialogue with the UN system:

■ Roundtable 1: Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in armed conflict and humanitarian emergencies
■ Roundtable 2: Living Independently, being included in the community
■ Round Table 3: Right to education: challenges with inclusive education and accessibility during COVID-19
■ Interactive dialogue among States parties, the United Nations system and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Convention

For more information about the COSP14 and the latest programme, please visit

You are welcome to join and watch LIVE the COSP14 through the UN WebTV at in all six United Nations’ official languages.

International Sign Interpretation and Closed Captioning will be provided for both events.