Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP)

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted by the UN General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon its 20th ratification. The CRPD is a legally-binding agreement between Member States who have signed the Convention to uphold, promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities as defined in the treaty.

Article 40 of the CRPD stipulates that States Parties (signatories to the Convention) shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties (COSP) to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the Convention. Since 2008, the COSP has been held annually at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, covering a range of themes and issues in round-tables, interactive dialogues and side-events.


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COSP Sessions

Since 2008, the following are the sessions of the Conference of States Parties that meet at United Nations Headquarters in New York:

NEW >> Eighteenth Session, 10 to 12 June 2025, United Nations Headquarters in New York

Seventeen Session11 to 13 June 2024

Sixteenth session13-15 June 2023

Fifteenth Session, 14 to 16  June 2022

Fourteenth Session, 15-17 June 2021

Thirteenth Session30 November 2020, 1 and 3 December 2020

Twelfth Session, 11-13 June 2019 

Eleventh Session, 12-14 June 2018

Tenth Session, 13 – 15 June 2017

Ninth Session, 14-16 June 2016

Eighth Session9 to 11 June 2015

Seventh session, 10 to 12 June 2014

Sixth session, 17 to 19 July 2013

Fifth session, 12 to 14 September 2012

Fourth session, 7 to 9 September 2011

Third session, 1 to 3 September 2010

Second session, 2 to 4 September 2009

First session, 31 October and 3 November 2008