Our submissions

"Right to serve in the Army"
(contribution to OHCHR study on 'work and employment of persons with disabilities', HRC 22nd session, March 2013)

Shadow report on Paraguay
(contribution to CRPD 8th & 9th sessions, 17-28 Sept 2012; 15-19 April 2013)

Supplementary shadow report on Paraguay
(contribution to the CRPD 9th session, 15-19 April 2013)

UN treaty body reform
(contribution to a consultation with NGOs, Intergovernmental process on the strengthening of human rights treaty bodies, letter of 9 August 2012)

Shadow report on Australia
(contribution to the CRPD 9th session, 15-19 April 2013)

Our submission for the CRPD Day of General Discussion on "Women and Girls with Disability", (17 April 2013)

Shadow report on El Salvador
(contribution to the CRPD 9th session, 15-19 April 2013)

Shadow report on Austria
(contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)

Shadow report on Azerbaijan
(contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)

Shadow report on Costa Rica
(contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)

Shadow report on Sweden
(contribution to the CRPD 11th session, 31 March -11 April 2014)

Shadow report on Mexico
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session 15 September -3 October 2014)

Shadow report on Mongolia
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)

Shadow report on Cook Islands
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)

Shadow report on Turkmenistan
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)

Shadow report on Brazil
(contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)

Shadow report on Gabon
(contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)

Shadow report on Mauritius
(contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)

Shadow report on Portugal
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)

Shadow report on Serbia
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)

Shadow report on Thailand
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)


Newsroom

1. POLICY STATEMENTS

UNSG Message on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2019) 

Message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - UNSG (3 December 2018)

Everyone has a 'moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN Secretary General at 11th session of the Conference of States Parties (12 June 2018)

Secretary-General, in World Autism Day Awareness Message, Calls for Speaking Out against Discrimination, Ensuring Gender Equality Reaches All Women, Girls (2 April 2018)

Secretary General Urges to Remove All Physical, Cultural Barriers to Persons with Disabilities in Message for International Observance (1 December 2017)

Secretary General says Equal Opportunity for Self-determination Would Empower Persons with Autism to Make Stronger Positive Impact in World Observance Message (30 March 2017)

Secretary-General Calls for Inclusive World Embracing All Humanity's Diversity, in Message on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (1 December 2016)

 "We Can Move World Forward by Leaving No One Behind", says UN Secretary-General in Message  for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (25 November 2015)

"Dignity Integral to Healthy, Fulfilling Lives for Persons with Mental Disabilities", says UN Secretary-General in World Mental Health Day Message (8 October 2015)

"Disabilities are Part of Human Diversity", says UN Secretary-General in Message to World Federation of Deaf (28 July 2015)

"Employ Enormous Potential of People with Autism" , urges UN Secretary-General in Message for the World Awareness Day (30 March 2015)

"Sport for All" lauds UN Secretary-General in Video Message to Deaflympics (28 March 2015)

"The new sustainable development goals must address equality and help build a life of dignity for all, including persons with disabilities" says UN SG in Message for the World Down Syndrome Day (20 March 2015)

"Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential", says UN Secretary-General in Message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (28 November 2014)

"Inclusion Critical for Equal Participation and Contribution of Persons with Disabilities" says UN Secretary-General in Message to Asia-Pacific Countries on Initiative for Persons with Disabilities(10 November 2014)

"Disability is Part of the Human Condition" says UN Secretary-General at UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)

"We Need to Bridge Gap Between Well-Meaning Commitments and Long Overdue Actions" says UN Secretary-General in Message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (27 November 2012)

"More Work Needed to Build Inclusive, Accessible Societies" says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (New York, 19 November 2012)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the proclamation of the third Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022: "Empowering Persons with Disabilities Strengthens Human Solidarity for Everyone" (South Korea, 30 October 2012)

2. RATIFICATIONS

Sao Tome and Principe  accedes the CRPD Convention (November 2015)

Bahamas and DRC ratify/accede the CRPD Convention (September 2015)

Gambia accedes the CRPD Convention (July 2015)

Madagascar and Trinidad and Tobago ratify the CRPD Convention (June 2015)

Kazakhstan ratifies the CRPD Convention (April 2015)

Marshall Islands accede the CRPD Convention (March 2015)

Viet Nam ratifies the CRPD Convention (February 2015)

Congo, Guinea-Bissau and Guyana ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2014)

Grenada ratifies the CRPD Convention (August 2014)

Angola and Burundi accede/ratify the CRPD Convention (May 2014)

Palestine and Switzerland accede the CRPD Convention (April 2014)

Andorra and Georgia ratify the CRPD Convention (March 2014)

Côte d'Ivoire and Japan ratify the CRPD Convention (January 2014)

Tuvalu accedes the CRPD Convention (December 2013)

Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Venezuela and Zimbabwe accede/ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2013)

Kuwait accedes the CRPD Convention (August 2013)

Singapore ratifies the CRPD Convention (July 2013)

Norway and Palau ratify the CRPD Convention (June 2013)

Iraq ratifies the CRPD Convention (March 2013)

Albania and Barbados ratify the CRPD Convention (February 2013)

Cambodia ratifies the CRPD Convention (December 2012)

Dominica and Malta ratify the CRPD Convention (October 2012)

Israel, Poland and Russia ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2012)

3. CRPD AFFAIRS

CRPD States Parties Reporting Status Update (January 2017)

CRPD States Parties Reporting Status Update (April 2015)

CRPD adopts General Comment 1 (on Art 12) and General Comment 2 (on Art 9),Guidelines on Article 14 (liberty and security of persons with disabilities) and Guidelines on interaction with DPO/NGOs. The CRPD  also adopts new views on individual petitions (October 2014)

CRPD Committee concludes its 9th session and schedules a meeting with States parties for September 2013 (19 April 2013)

CRPD Committee concludes its 8th  session, and schedules day of general discussions on 'women and girls with disabilities' (28 September 2012)

New 9 Members elected to the CRPD Committee (CSP, 10-12 June 2014)

4. CRPD CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

CRPD adopts Concluding Observations on the initial reports of

5. CRPD LIST OF ISSUES

CRPD adopts the List of Issues on NepalOmanRussian FederationSeychelles Slovenia,

 Sudan and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 19th session (14 February - 9 March 2018)

CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on AlgeriaCuba

MaltaPhilippinesPolandSouth Africa, and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the meeting of the pre-sessional working group and upcoming 19th session (14 February - 16 March 2018)

CRPD adopts the List of Issues on Chile, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, and Uganda, and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 15th session (29 March 2016 - 21 April 2016)

CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Italy, Republic of Moldova, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay for the meeting of the pre-sessional working group and upcoming 15th session (21 March 2016 - 21 April 2016)

6. OTHER TREATY BODIES

The Committee against Torture shares the CRPD concerns at possible practices of ill-treatment against persons with disabilities in Peru (November 2012)

7. UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

UPR of Peru insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (November 2012)

UPR of Argentina insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (October 2012)

8. OTHERS

UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo: Report to the UN General Assembly on violence against women with disabilities (October 2012)

OHCHR study on violence against women and girls, and disability (HRC, 20th session, June 2012)

Millennium Development Goals: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (Report of the UN Secretary-General to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, October 2012)

       
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Upcoming events

23rd session of the CRPD Committee (09 March - 27 March 2020)

A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations

    I. Bangladesh Bangladesh
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. DPOs
    2. Global Initiative to end corporal Punishment
    3. Leprosy Mission et al Bangladesh


    II. Djibouti
     
    Djibouti
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. World Policy Analysis Center


    III. Estonia
     
    Estonia
    SP report
    List of Issues 
    Reply to the List of Issues

    Contributions from stakeholders

    1. NHRIs
    2. Estonian Chamber of DP


    IV. Hungary Hungary

    SP report under the LoIPR 1, 2

    Contributions from Stakeholders

    1. NHRIs
    2. Child Rights NGO coalition
    3. EFOESZ
    4. DPOs and CSOs
    5. MDAC
    6. HAPID


    V. Lao People's Democratic Republic
     
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. ILEP


    VI. Venezuela
     
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    SP report
    List of Issues 
    Reply to the List of Issues  1, 2, 3, 4. 5

    Contributions from civil society

    1. ILEP
    2. CONSORVEN
     

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    Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
    (27 March -  03 April 2020)


    B. Adoption of Lists of Issues


    VII. Angola Angola
    SP report
    List of Issues (**)


    VIII. China China
    SP report
    List of Issues
      (**)


    IX. China China (Hong Kong)
    SP report
    List of Issues
     (**)


    X. China China (Macau) 
    SP report
    List of Issues
     (**)


    XI. Georgia Georgia
    SP report
    List of Issues (**)



    XII. Indonesia Indonesia
    SP report 
    List of Issues (**)



    XIII. Malawi Malawi
    SP report 1, 2
    List of Issues (**)



    XIV. Mauritania Mauritania
    SP report
    List of Issues
     (**)


    C. Adoption of Lists of Issues Prior to Reporting
     
    XV. Croatia
    Croatia

      LoIPR (**)
        SP report under LoIPR
         
    _________
    (**) to be adopted at the pre-session
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Essential readings

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted 13 December 2006 by the UN General Assembly

Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted 13 December 2006 by the UN General Assembly


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22nd session of the CRPD Committee (26 Aug - 20 Sep 2019)

A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations

  1. Albania 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Albanian Blind Association
    2. Caritas Albania
    3. Network of Disability Organizations (Albania)
    4. Albanian Disability Rights Foundation

  2. Australia 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. All Means All
    2. Australian DPOs
    3. Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia
    4. Human Rights Watch
    5. IHRA
    6. Victims of Psychiatrists

  3. Ecuador 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Global initiative to end corporal punishment

  4. El Salvador 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Fundación Sendas y Fundación Manos Mágicas

  5. Greece 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. GHM
    2. NCDP Greece

  6. India 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. CSNR
    2. Human Rights Watch
    3. ILEP
    4. Joint NGO submission by Srishti Madurai and NNID
    5. United National CRPD Coalition-India
    6. Women with Disabilities India Network

  7. Iraq 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Iraqi Al-Amal Association and Al-Namaa Center for Human Rights
    2. IADO
    3. Minority Rights Group International

  8. Kuwait 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Rawasi

  9. Myanmar 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. ILEP
    2. Myanmar National Human Rights Commission


B. Adoption of Lists of Issues Prior to Reporting
  1. Canada 
    SP report**
    List of Issues**

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Canadian Civil Society Organizations'
    2. Autistic United Canada
    3. Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups
    4. Canada Community Organizations and Organizations of People with Disabilities
    5. Canadian Human Rights Commission

  2. Ukraine 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. Ukrainian National Assembly of People with Disabilities
    2. Human Rights Watch
    3. OPD ”Fight for Right”
    4. Coalition for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
    5. Lugansk Regional Public Youth Organization
    6. Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

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*(To be adopted at the session) 

Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
(23 - 27 September 2019)

Adoption of Lists of Issues

  1. Djibouti 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  2. France 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  3. Japan 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  4. Lao People's Democratic Republic 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  5. Mexico 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  6. Singapore 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  7. Switzerland 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  8. Venezuela 
    SP report
    List of Issues
  9. Mauritius 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. VDPI
    2. FDPO

  10. Slovakia 
    SP report
    List of Issues

    Contributions from civil society

    1. DPOs in Slovakia

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**(To be adopted at the pre-session) 
 
 
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