Your Guide to the Conference of State Parties 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 13th session of COSP has been postponed. It will now take place from 30 November – 4 December 2020.

Overview

The plenary sessions will be webcast, so everyone can watch live on UN TV. If you want to attend the main conference, you can register through us by contacting Manel Mhiri at manel@nullinclusion-international.org.

  • 30 Nov: Opening and elections
    In-person for member states only (so they can take part in elections)
  • 1 Dec: Virtual Round Tables 1 and 2 
  • 2 Dec: Virtual Civil Society Forum
  • 3 Dec: Virtual Round Table 3 (featuring Mark Mapemba, Self-advocate representative for Africa) and Virtual Interactive Dialogue, International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration (featuring Sue Swenson, Inclusion International President)
  • 4 Dec: Other virtual side-events

Events in our Network

Many of our members are hosting virtual side-events. Here is a calendar of our COSP highlights:

DateTime ESTTopicOrganisation
Monday 30/11/20208:30am - 9:45amFoundations as catalysts to promote inclusive employment modelsFundacion Descúbreme, Chile
Monday 30/11/20203pm-4.15pmSTRENGTHENING CAPACITY- BUILDING TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE CRPD AND THE SDGS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN LATIN AMERICACONFE
Tuesday 1/12/20208:30am - 9:45amAdvancing Participation of Persons with Intellectual or Psychosocial Disabilities in Political and Public LifeUNDP (Inclusion International is one of the co-hosts)
Tuesday 1/12/202011.30-12.45amInclusive education - a key driver for empowering persons with disabilities PM of Portugal (Inclusion International is one of the co-hosts)
Tuesday 1/12/20204.30pm-5.45pmImplementing Article 12 of the CRPD in Latin-America: Advances and challenges of legal capacity reforms in Colombia, Brazil and PeruASDOWN Colombia
Wednesday 2/12/20208.30-9.45amInclusion and Exclusion in International Development: People with Intellectual Disabilities in ODAInclusion International- DI
Wednesday 2/12/202010am-11.15amPeople with intellectual disabilities and their families during the COVID19 pandemic: Challenges and good practicesInclusion International -Keystone-YAI-Validity
Thursday 3/12/20208.30-9.45amCapacity building - A roadmap to developing community level supports for people with disabilities through global PartnershipsYAI Network
Thursday 3/12/202010am-11.15amDisability & Business: Initiatives in Inclusive Corporate LeadershipInclusion Canada
Friday 4/12/20208.30-9.45amListen, Include, Respect - The International Guidelines for Inclusive ParticipationInclusion International-DSI
Friday 4/12/202011.30-12.45amParent and family leadership in preventing institutionalization of children with disabilities: promising practices from countries in transitionKHS-Inclusion International

Our Side-Events

We are hosting the following side-events which are open to everybody who registers through Zoom by clicking the buttons below.

Advancing Participation of Persons with Intellectual or Psychosocial Disabilities in Political and Public Life

Tue Dec 1, 8:30am – 9:45am

Description Register

Inclusive education – a key driver for empowering persons with disabilities

Tue Dec 1, 11:30am – 12:45pm

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Inclusion and Exclusion in International Development: People with Intellectual Disabilities in ODA

Wed Dec 2, 8:30am – 9:45am

Description  Register

People with intellectual disabilities and their families during the COVID19 pandemic: Challenges and good practices

Wed Dec 2, 10:00am – 11:15am

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Listen, Include, Respect – The International Guidelines for Inclusive Participation

Fri Dec 4, 8:30am – 9:45am

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Parent and family leadership in preventing institutionalization of children with disabilities: promising practices from countries in transition

Fri Dec 4, 11:30am – 12:45am

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Civil Society Forum

Please register for the Hour One plenary, and then choose and register for one breakout session each for Hour Two and Hour Three. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. International Sign interpretation and captioning will be provided. 

Hour One (10:00 EST-11:00 EST) COSP 13 Civil Society Forum Plenary Session

When: Dec 2, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LDP11_RIRWi4KB48CNUdSw

Hour Two (11:00 EST-12:00 EST) (Please register for one of the following two sessions)

Living in Urgent Mode: how to safeguard disability rights achievements in era of Covid-19, climate crisis and ongoing armed conflicts.
When: Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WNrGibpSQY6MB4_Mp9z7Vw

The Future of Disability-Inclusive Development: discussing the role of data and partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
When: Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9fK5td_3RQC2unhmxbtF6g

Hour Three (12:00 EST-1:00 EST) (Please register for one of the following two sessions)

Leave No One Offline: digital inequalities and addressing barriers to full participation and inclusion online.
When: Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DnjMa_vZSnSvJHwvhvKVOA

CRPD Human Rights Advocacy: key developments and emerging issues and challenges from the Human Rights Council and the WHO, CRPD and other treaty bodies, as well as structural issues (including the treaty body review process).
When: Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SaeFpNB8Qp6KxU91fUE-5g