This guidance document for national DPOs was produced as part of a project which included the holding of an expert seminar in...

Social Forum 2016, Palais des Nations, Geneva

As States which ratified the CRPD have to report to the CRPD committee, it provides opportunities for DPOs to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in their countries, at the global level. The CRPD commits States to allow persons with disabilities, and thie representative organisations, to be involved and consulted in the official reporting process of their implementiaon of the CRPD. DPOs can also provide the CRPD Committee with alternative views on the advancement of the implementation of the Convention in their country reviews.

Additionally, DPOs can engage at through other UN Human Rigths processes, including the Universal Periodic Review, Human Rigths Council and other UN treaty bodies.

IDA provides long term coaching of national coalitions in the preparation of parallel reports, national and regional trainings for key DPO representatives and other stakeholders on the monitoring of CRPD, distant technical assistance, and facilitates interaction with UN treaty bodies and the Human Right Council in order to influence their recommendations.

The human rights treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties....

Human Rights Council 33rd Session, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system...