Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

Bonus #COSP15 vlog

Find the rest of our messages from this year’s COSP in this tag.

#COSP15 Final Day Round-Up

This was the final day of the formal conference, although side events will continue tomorrow. Our delegates attended morning side events including a very compelling one on assisted dying which brought forth many questions. Roundtables continued with repeated themes around climate change and disaster risk management, the impact (or lack thereof) of digital technology and…

#COSP15 Day 3 Round-Up

Roundtables began today, covering all the themes of the conference. Damian Griffis from FPDN made a compelling case for First Nations Australians with disability in his statement to the UN. We attended many side events, including an event from the Disability Rights Fund about the impacts of climate change on women and girls. The effects…

Media release: Response to the Disability Royal Commission Chair’s published opening statement on Inclusive Education from Public Hearing 24.

The Australian Civil Society Delegation is currently in New York attending the 15th Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Overnight, the delegation has learned that the opening statement from Public Hearing 24 on inclusive education has been released by the DRC. In this comment, Chair…

#COSP15 Day 2 Round-Up

An early start today for delegates as the side events kicked off in earnest. The IDA (international disability Association) sponsored a formal side event looking at the impacts of the Russian invasion on disabled people in Ukraine. This included a compelling live link from Kyiv. The day rapidly progressed with the formal opening of COSP15…

#COSP15 Day 1 Round-Up

Our delegation attended a pre-briefing by the International Disability Association (IDA). The session was virtual, but the Australian Mission to the UN and DFAT hosted a screening for “Team Australia” delegates from Civil Society Organisations, including DPOA. Special guests included Rosemary Kayess, an Australian representative to the CRPD committee who is up for re-election this…