October 19, 2009 - 8:00am

IDA was present at the second session of the CRPD Committee, most of which was held as a closed meeting.

On October 22nd, a Day of General Discussion on Article 12 was held which included a good number of presentations from representatives of organisations of persons with disabilities, including representatives from IDA members Inclusion International and World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry.

During this session, the CRPD Committee made good progress on the reporting guidelines, which were adopted in mid November 2009. Click the links below for the reporting guidelines: PDF version or Word version.

The CRPD Committee held new elections to the Bureau of the Committee which led to the election of Australian Ron McCallum as incoming Chair of the Committee who will take up this position on the first day of the third session of the Committee. Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Ana Pelaez and Jia Yang were elected as Vice-Chairs of the Committee and Edah Maina as Rapporteur.

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