CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CO-CHAIRS
CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE CRPD
Deadline: Sunday 23 April
The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. The overarching theme of the Conference is “The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention”. Three round tables will address the following themes:
· Round Table One: Addressing the impact of multiple discrimination for persons with disabilities and promoting their participation and multi-stakeholder partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in line with the CRPD
· Round Table Two: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action (in line with Article 11 of the CRPD “Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies”)
· Round Table 3: Promoting inclusive urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda – Habitat III (in line with Article 9 of the CRPD “Accessibility”)
The COSP Bureau has invited civil society, through the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism (CSCM), to select a civil society co-chair for each of the round tables. Co-chairs are required to co-moderate the round table with a high-level Member State representative of the COSP Bureau. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise on the round table theme for which they are applying. Experience in facilitation of high-level events (national, regional or global) is required. Strong proficiency in writing is preferred.
Applicants must be able to cover the cost of any flights, visas, accommodation and daily expenses. Applicants who require funding will not be considered. If you would like to nominate a co-chair for a round table, please fill out the form attached and submit to email@example.com by Sunday 23 April. Please note the nomination criteria in the form when making your submission.