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19th session of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee
February 14 - March 9
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held its 19th Session in Geneva. The Committee normally holds two sessions per year.
The initial reports of the following countries will be considered: Sudan, Oman, Slovenia, Nepal, Seychelles, Russian Federation and Haiti. The Committee will also adopt a list of issues under the simplified reporting procedure of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Republic of Korea and New Zealand in private meetings.
The meetings are open to the public, attendees from organizations of persons with disabilities and civil society organizations may observe the dialogues between the delegations of these States parties and the Committee, but they cannot make statements or raise questions from the floor.
The accreditation period begins on 14 December 2017 and ends on 13 February 2018.
How can you get accredited?
A new accreditation system has been rolled out very recently. Participants will be required to get accreditation online.
All observers, including non-governmental organizations, organization of persons with disabilities and national human rights institutions (NHRIs), wishing to attend any sessions of the Committee are required to be duly registered.
Participants wishing to register to attend sessions or pre-sessional working group of the Committee must do so through the online platform for accreditation, Indico. The information related to the accreditation system will be posted on the Committee’s webpage later on in mid-December 2017. The process of accreditation will be explained under the web session link of the online platform Indico. One your accreditation done, kindly allow two working days for your request to be processed.
For which meetings can I be accredited?
During session, the accreditation is available only for public meetings. Please check the programme of work to know which meetings are open to the public.
Organizations of persons with disabilities attending private meetings during the pre-sessional working meetings should also get accredited. Please check the website of the Committee for further instructions.