Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD – New York 11 to 13 June 2019

DPO Australia is participating in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 11th to 13th June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the UN CRPD and representatives from…

Media Release: Australian with Disability Voted onto the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) warmly congratulates Australian candidate, Rosemary Kayess on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The election took place overnight at the United Nations in New York. This week, countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)…

DPO Australia Sending Delegation to 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, June 2018

Representatives of the four Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) organisations are attending the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in June 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the CRPD…

Factsheet: The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, Implementation of the CRPD, and Resourcing of Disabled People’s Organisations

Background Australia has not fully incorporated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into Australian domestic law and there remains no comprehensive legislative, administrative, judicial framework for the protection of human rights. Australia’s implementation of its CRPD obligations are set out in the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (NDS),[i] a ten year national…