Calendar of DESA events
Third session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
01 - 03 September, 2010
The third session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be held on 1 and 2 September 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and September 3 a from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This session, under the theme: ┐Implementing the Convention through Advancing Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities┐, will begin with the election of members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and include substantive roundtable discussions and an interactive informal session with civil society.
Elections of the members of the Committee will be held in accordance with article 34 of the Convention. As the total number of ratifications has passed 80, the membership of the Committee will increase by six to a total of 18 members. Additional elections will be held for the six members whose term expires in 2010. Please note that the upcoming election of the members of the Committee is being coordinated and administered by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of Legal Affairs. Queries from Member States are to be directed to Mr. Jose Doria (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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