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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification. Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”
The 11th session is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018 under the overarching theme of “Leaving no one behind through the full implementation of the CRPD”. Sub-themes include:
13 June 4.45-6PM
UN Headquarters, New York (conference room B)
Captioning and American Sign Language are provided
The purpose of this event is to identify how Social Dialogue is, or could be, used to ensure the implementation of the CRPD. Social Dialogue is closely linked with States Parties Obligation to involve persons with disabilities, but also to access to employment. The event will:
Moderators: Sandra Vermuyten, Public Service International and Bo Jansson, EESC, Group II, Trade Unions
See PSI's work on persons with disabilities: