What: Press briefing on the occasion of the Tenth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
H.E. Mr. Georgi Panayotov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN and President (elect) of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
Ms. Theresia Degener, Chair of the CRPD Committee
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Mr. Collin Allen, Chair of International Disability Alliance
When: Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Where: S-237, UN Headquarters, New York or live through webtv.un.org
The Conference of States Parties has grown to be one of the largest and most diverse international disability meetings in the world.
It will bring together 173 States Parties to the Convention, other Governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities. They will discuss ways to better implement the Convention under the session’s overarching theme, “The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention”.
The conference will highlight the specific situation of the most marginalized persons with disabilities, including in the context of humanitarian action, in order to achieve the new development agenda.
In addition to the main Conference, over 80 side-events, workshops and exhibits will be convened by Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities, academia and the private sector.
More details and full Conference schedule available at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/
For UN Media Accreditation, visit: www.un.org/en/media/accreditation
Melanie Prudhomme, UN Department of Public Information, tel: 917-367-3541, email: [email protected]
Available for Interviews
Ms. Jahda Abou Khalil, General Director, Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (Arabic)
Mr. Collin Allen, Chair of International Disability Alliance (English)
Mr. Danlami Basharu, Member of CRPD Committee (English)
Ms. Rosangela Berman Bieler, Chief of the Disability Section at UNICEF (English, Portuguese)
Mr. Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director, International Disability Alliance (English)
Ms. Theresia Degener, Chair of the CRPD Committee (English)
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (English, Spanish)
Ms. Priscille Geiser, Chair of the International Disability and Development Consortium, Handicap International (French)
Ms. Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State (English)
H.E. Mr. Georgi Panayotov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN and President (elect) of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (English)
Ms. Bogdana Petrova, Singer (winner of Bulgaria’s Got Talent), Human Rights Activist and Advocate for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities