Your Guide to the Conference of State Parties 2021

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:

DateTime EDTTopicOrganisation
Tuesday 15/06/218:30am - 9:45amTransforming our communities: from segregation to inclusionInclusion International and Transforming Communities for Inclusion
Tuesday 15/06/218:30am - 9:45amBarriers, enablers, and solutions for disability inclusive education during the COVID-19 PandemicUNESCO GEM Report, Inclusion International and its Catalyst for Inclusive Education Initiative
Thursday 17/06/218:30am - 9:45am"We Don't Want to Remain Stuck at Home": Towards Inclusive and Responsive Social Protection SystemsILO, UNICEF, II, IDA
Thursday 17/06/219:45am - 10:45amInclusive recovery from COVID19 pandemicInclusion International, the IDA and IDDC
Thursday 17/06/2111:30am - 12:45pmPolitical participation of persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities UNDP and Inclusion International
Thursday 17/06/213pm - 4:15pmDeinstitutionalization: Canada’s Experience Lessons LearnedInclusion Canada, People first Canada & Inclusion International
Thursday 17/06/214.30pm - 5.45pm The right to inclusive education in Latin-America: challenges and opportunities emerging from the COVID - 19 crisisSODIS, 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 BST


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 BST


Inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Thurs 17 June, 2:45pm – 4:00pm BST


Political participation of persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities 

Thurs 17 June, 4:30pm – 5:45pm BST