CYDA at the United Nations

About CoSP

Every year, the United Nations holds a conference for countries that have agreed to uphold rights of people with disability.

This conference is called the “Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, or “CoSP” for short.

CYDA has sent delegates to represent young Australians with disability to three CoSP events in 2021, 2023 and 2024. They have spoken about a range of topics including inclusive education, technology, employment and going beyond representation. 

A young, smiling woman with fair skin, brown hair tied back and glasses, wearing a floral dress, standing in a large auditorium filled with rows of chairs at long yellow benches. The UN logo is lit up on the far wall.
CYDA Youth Delegate Ashleigh Keating at UN CoSP16

In 2024, AuDHD Advocate, Emily Unity, CYDA Youth Programs Manager, Daniel Munter, and CYDA CEO, Skye Kakoschke-Moore, represented CYDA at CoSP17.

In 2023, CYDA Youth Council members Charlotte Young, Justin Hill, Ashleigh Keating and Danny Dickson travelled to New York with CYDA CEO Skye Kakoschke-Moore.

In 2021, youth delegates Melanie Tran, Jocelyn Neumueller and Tim Chan, and CYDA CEO Mary Sayers represented CYDA at CoSP with an online presentation on inclusive education.