14 - 16 June: Ninth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities will take place at UN Headquarters from 14 to 16 June 2016. This year's session will include elections for nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as 70 side-events organized by Government, UN agencies and civil society. The Conference has grown to be one of the world's largest and most diverse meetings on disability. The theme of this session is “Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind”. The sub-themes are: Eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities; Promoting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities; Enhancing accessibility to information and technology and inclusive development; and Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD. A day prior to the opening of the Conference, a Civil Society Forum will be held on 13 June, 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as a panel discussion on disability organized by the President of the UN General Assembly from 3 to 6 p.m..

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