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The 17th Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is scheduled to take place at the UN headquarters in New York from Tuesday, June 11th to Thursday, June 13th. A Civil Society Forum, preceding the CoSP, will be held on Monday, June 10th.

TCI Secretariat along with its members will participate in CoSP 17, Civil Society Forum, and side events.

Please find below information regarding the participation of TCI during the CoSP.

Please note that some of the sessions are virtual and can be accessed through the UN Web link (provided below) or require registering in advance (information given below) whereas some will be held only in-person (information provided accordingly).

TCI Speaking Sessions at COSP 17

TCI participated in the civil society forum.

1) Title of the Session: Theme 1: International cooperation to promote technology innovations and transfer for an inclusive future

Speaker: Richa Sharma – Transforming Communities for Inclusion, TCI Global

Date: Monday, 10 June, 2024

2) Title of the Session: Theme 2: Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies

Speaker: Samuel Njoroge Macharia- Championing for Inclusive Communities, Kenya (Member of TCI Global)

Date: Monday, 10 June, 2024

3) Title of the Session: Theme 3: Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities to decent work and sustainable livelihood

Moderator: Waqar Puri- Transforming Communities for Inclusion, TCI Global

Rapporteur: Richa Sharma- Transforming Communities for Inclusion, TCI Global

Speakers: Robinah Nakanwagi Alambuya, Triumph Uganda (President of TCI Global)

Silvestre Barragán, A.L.C.E Initiative for the Abolition of Punitive and Confinement Logics- Colombia (Fellow and member of TCI Global)
Date: Monday, 10 June, 2024

TCI Speaking Sessions at COSP 17

16th Session Of The Conference Of States Parties To The CRPD

TCI participated in Round Table 2 focusing on Matters related to the implementation of the Convention.

Title of the Session: Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and

humanitarian emergencies

Speaker: Waqar Puri- Transforming Communities for Inclusion, TCI Global

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Side Events - UNDESA Division for Inclusive Social Development

1) Title of the Session: The Future of Disability Rights is Feminist

Organizer: Women Enabled International, UN Women, and the CRPD Committee

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

2) Title of the Session: Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities to decent work and Sustainable livelihood: lessons from the Front line and what this means for States, the UN and civil society

Speaker: Robinah Nakanwagi Alambuya, Triumph Uganda (President of TCI Global)

Organizer: Permanent Mission of Malta, UN ESCWA, and the Leprosy Mission International

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024

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