February 14, 2018 to March 9, 2018

Geneva, 14 February 2018 
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens its 19th session on Wednesday 14 February at 15.00 hours (CET) during which it will review Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Slovenia, Seychelles and the Russian Federation. It will also initiate the second cycle of review under the simplified reporting procedure by adopting list of issues prior to reporting on Costa Rica, New Zealand, Paraguay and Republic of Korea. Opening of the 19th Session of the CRPD Committee (14 Feb 2018 - 09 Mar 2018)

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the States Parties.  All States Parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights of persons with disabilities are being implemented.  The Committee examines each report, holds an interactive dialogue with the State delegation in a public session and makes recommendations on the steps which should be taken to improve CRPD implementation. 

During this session, the Committee will review Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Slovenia, Seychelles and the Russian Federation; and initiate the second cycle of review under the simplified reporting procedure by adopting list of issues prior to reporting on Costa Rica, New Zealand, Paraguay and Republic of Korea.

The Committee also plans to make advances with the draft General Comment on Article 5.

This 19th session  immediately will be followed the CRPD Committee’s 9th pre-session which took place from 04 to 08 September 2017 during which it will adopt the list of issues on Algeria, Cuba, Malta, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 

All States reports and public written contributions by organizations of persons with disabilities, and other documents relevant to States review processes are available at the website of the Committee on its 19th session and on its 9th pre-session

Room XVII during the opening of the 19th CRPD Committee session in Geneva, 2018

Programme of Work
The following public sessions of the CRPD Committee, including State party reviews of Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Slovenia, Seychelles and the Russian Federation, will be webcast live by the United Nations Office of Geneva on UNTV at http://bit.ly/2Brecwp

Webcast will be provided in ENGLISH, International Sign, National Sign language and national language of the countries (ensured when language is a UN language). All times indicated are Geneva local time- CET:  

Thursday 15 February 2017      
15.00 - Haiti

Friday 16 February 2017 
15.00 - Haiti

Monday 19 February
15:00 - Nepal

Tuesday 20 February
10:00 – Nepal
15:00 - Oman​ 

Wednesday 21 February
10.00 - Oman
15.00 – Sudan 

Thursday 22 February
10:00 – Sudan
15.00 – Slovenia 

Friday 23 February
10:00 – Slovenia 

Monday 26 February
15:00 - Seychelles 

Tuesday 27 February
10:00 – Seychelles
15:00 – Russian Federation​ 

Wednesday 28 February
10.00 - Russian Federation​ 

For more information on the 19th session, please visit the Committee's session website.

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