COSP17

L’Arche at the United Nations

L’Arche is attending the United Nation’s 17th session of the Conference of State Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  

Our official delegates from the United States, Canada and Lithuania are joining hundreds of people with disabilities, Civil Society representatives and governmental officials from around the world at the UN Headquarters in New York. They will contribute to important discussions on current issues that will feed into the U.N.’s Summit of the Future in September as well as help advance the implementation of the CRPD and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities are respected.  

L’Arche works in some of the world’s most fragile contexts, where crises further complicate the already challenging effort to promote inclusion and provide accompanying services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This conference is a key moment for us to share ideas, learnings and experiences and develop partnerships to create a world where everyone is valued and belongs.

Making history at #COSP17

Activist, actor and talk show host Nick Herd will be leading the UN News team for the opening day of the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP17) to the game-changing Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place from 11 to 13 June 2024.  

Part of his mission is to amplify voices and drive change, so join Nick as he offers invaluable insights into the ongoing dialogue surrounding disability rights and inclusive communities and meets change makers from around the world to find out how best to boost inclusivity in tech, jobs and aid efforts in times of war and climate disasters.  

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