DAI granted NGO status at the COSP

DAI receives new NGO accreditation to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

The submission of DAI’s application for new NGO accreditation to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP) was formally received on 23 May, 2017. In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Conference, our application was forwarded to States Parties to the CRPD, for their review.

At the first meeting of the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties on 13 June (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), States Parties approved our new NGO application, on a consensus basis. This means we will be allowed to attend future COSP Conferences in our own right. Due to unsecured funding, we were unable to send anyone to New York this year to represent us, although we could have registered under ADI. Next year, we will be sure to find secure funding in time to attend! This is a portion of the acceptance email we received:

Congratulations! Your application for new NGO accreditation to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD has been approved by consensus at its first meeting at the 10th session on 13 June, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Conference. 

The list of newly accredited NGOs is copied below, and will also be published in the final report of the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD...

List of non-governmental organizations accredited to the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 13 June 2017:
 
1. AbleThrive
2. Access Exchange International (AEI)
3. Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD)
4. Alhassan Foundation for Differently Abled Inclusion
5. Associação Nacional de Membros do Ministério Público de Defesa Dos Direitos dos Idosos e Pessoas com Deficiência (AMPID) (National Association of Members of the Public Prosecutor’s Defense of the Rights of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities)
6. Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, ASDC
7. Benemérito Comité Pro Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala (Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala)
8. Cambodian Disabled Peoples Organisation (CDPO)
9. Center for International Stabilization and Recovery
10. Dementia Alliance International (DAI)
11. Disabled Peoples’ International – Europe (DPI-E)
12. Disabled Peoples’ International Korea
13. Dream for Disability Foundation
14. The Family Resource Network Inc.
15. Federação Brasileira das Associações de Síndrome de Down (FBASD) (Brazilian Federation of Down Syndrome Associations)
16. Fight the Stroke
17. Fundación Descúbreme (Discover Me Foundation)
18. Fundación Dime, A.C. (Dime Foundation)
19. Instituto ser educacional (Educational Institute)
20. International Disability Alliance
21. International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
22. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
23. Kids Brain Health Network
24. Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons
25. Markaz-e-Umeed for Special Needs Children – Pakistan
26. National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
27. New South Wales Consumer Advisory Group -Mental Health Inc.
28. New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability
29. New World Hope Organization
30. Potohar Mental Health Association (PMHA)
31. Progetto Filippide (Philippine Project)
32. Sierra Leone Campus Civitian International
33. Swedish Disability Federation
34. Tangata Group
35. The Lucy Foundation
36. UCP Wheels for Humanity
37. Women Enabled International
38. Women’s Refugee Commission

We are now in the process of creating our DAI profile in CSONET which then means we will be able to register our representatives for future Conferences of States Parties to the CRPD. We will also be applying for Consultative Status with the ECOSOC now that we have been accepted as an NGO.