On 12 June, a half-day meeting dedicated to easy-to-understand communication will occur alongside COSP. It will take place at the United Nations Headquarters.

This event is about making information easier to understand for people with disabilities. States and organisations will discuss why accessible information and communication are important and share examples of how we can include everyone.

On 16 December 2022, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a decision, or Resolution, that includes various elements, one of which is to hold a half-day meeting dedicated to easy-to-understand communication.

Inclusion International will be participating at this event. We’ll have a team of representatives to listen to and participate in the discussion. We will also be sharing information about the Listen Include Respect guidelines.

Event Details

Date: Monday, 12 June 2023

Time: 3:00 pm EST

Location: Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York City


How do I participate?

If you are registered to COSP and have your UN pass, you can use it to access the room and attend the meeting.

If you are coming to New York only to attend this meeting, you need a special event ticket. To obtain it, please email Manel at manel@inclusion-international.

Who can attend:

  • Countries that are part of the United Nations
  • Observers who are interested in the topic
  • Representatives from the United Nations
  • People with disabilities and groups that support them
  • Organizations that represent people with disabilities

Event Format

Event Format: The event will start with a short speech from the President of the General Assembly. Then, there will be a discussion with a group of people. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and share your thoughts.

Please note that we will provide a detailed schedule for the event soon, so you’ll know exactly what will happen and when.