The COSP14 will be held largely online. From 15 to 17 June 2021. The virtual setting enables everyone in our network the opportunity to participate in COSP! You can watch the conference live here.
This year, the overarching theme is Building back better: COVID-19 response and recovery; Meeting the needs, Realizing the rights and Addressing the socio-economic impacts on persons with disabilities.
Your COSP Calendar
- 14 June: Civil Society Forum.
Fatma Wangare, will be speaking on behalf on II in the session “Our Communities “IRL” In Real Life: The Right to Live Independently in the Community ” . Her session will start at 11:00 AM EST.
- 15 June: Opening of the conference, General debate.
Sue Swenson, President of Inclusion International, will deliver a short video statement during this session. It will start at 10am EST.
- 16 – 17 June: Roundtable discussions, the interactive dialogue with the UN system, and the closing.
Laura Ximena, from our member Asdown Colombia, will be speaking during the third roundtable on the right to education. This will be Thursday 17 from 10am EST.
Events in our Network
Many of our members are hosting virtual side-events. Here is a calendar of our COSP highlights:
|Tuesday 15/06/21||8:30am - 9:45am||Transforming our communities: from segregation to inclusion||Inclusion International and Transforming Communities for Inclusion|
|Tuesday 15/06/21||8:30am - 9:45am||Barriers, enablers, and solutions for disability inclusive education during the COVID-19 Pandemic||UNESCO GEM Report, Inclusion International and its Catalyst for Inclusive Education Initiative|
|Thursday 17/06/21||8:30am - 9:45am||"We Don't Want to Remain Stuck at Home": Towards Inclusive and Responsive Social Protection Systems||ILO, UNICEF, II, IDA|
|Thursday 17/06/21||9:45am - 10:45am||Inclusive recovery from COVID19 pandemic||Inclusion International, the IDA and IDDC|
|Thursday 17/06/21||11:30am - 12:45pm||Political participation of persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities||UNDP and Inclusion International|
|Thursday 17/06/21||3pm - 4:15pm||Deinstitutionalization: Canada’s Experience Lessons Learned||Inclusion Canada, People first Canada & Inclusion International|
|Thursday 17/06/21||4.30pm - 5.45pm||The right to inclusive education in Latin-America: challenges and opportunities emerging from the COVID - 19 crisis||SODIS, RREI and Asdown Colombia|
Side-Events co-hosted by Inclusion International
We are hosting the following side-events which are open to everybody who registers through Zoom by clicking the buttons below.
Barriers, enablers, and solutions for disability inclusive education during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tue 15 June, 1:30pm – 2:45pm BSTRegister
Transforming our communities: from segregation to inclusion
Tue 15 June, 1:30pm – 2:45pm BST
“We don’t want to remain stuck at home” Towards inclusive and responsive social protection systems
Thursday 17 June, 1:30pm – 2:45pm BSTRegister
Inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Thurs 17 June, 2:45pm – 4:00pm BSTRegister
Political participation of persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities
Thurs 17 June, 4:30pm – 5:45pm BST