ALL Members, Catherine Carty and Gerard Masdeu Yélamos to be Speakers at the UNCRPD Council of State Parties (COSP) 12, New York

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:00

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ALL Members Catherine Carty and Gerard Madeu Yélamos (pictured right) are speaking at the UNCRPD Council of State Parties (COSP) 12 at the session on 

Maximising the power of the CRPD to effect disability inclusion in and through sport: Tools and Templates to Facilitate Better Reporting on Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport by State and Non-State Parties to the CRPD, the Universal Periodic Review Process and via Voluntary National Reviews.

This session will outline the current and ongoing work of the global sports movement to align with human rights treaty instruments including CRPD, in alignment with the SDGs. We want to improve the quality of reporting to the CRPD, the Universal Periodic Review Process and Voluntary National Reporting on the SDGs through the development of tools and templates to facilitate better reporting by state and non-state parties. A briefing to the CRPD committee to this effect took place in UNOG on 27th March 2019. The sport sector is proactively examining the mechanisms by which it can support the realization of rights outlined in four treaty instruments through closer collaboration with Human Rights reporting bodies and SDG mechanisms at national and international levels. The four treaty instruments are the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This side event will report on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society through participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sports as reported in state reports. It will also provide an opportunity to preview the reporting tools that are under development to improve CRPD and UPR reporting. These tools reflect the human rights contribution and enabling the realization of rights outlined in CRPD article 30.5 and transversally across Articles 6, 7, 9, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32 and 33 in and through sport.

Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities