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Opening of the 22nd Session of the CRPD Committee

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Geneva – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens it 22nd Session (26 August to 20 September 2019) in Geneva today to review the situation of persons with disabilities in the following countries: Albania, Australia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greece, India, Iraq, Kuwait, and Myanmar.

The above are among the 180 States that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so are required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts.

During the meetings in Geneva, Committee members will hold dialogues with the respective State delegations. They will also hear from organisations of persons with disabilities, NGOs, national human rights institutions, and independent monitoring frameworks on the human rights issues affecting people with disabilities and those close to them.

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CRPD22 and the sessions will be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org.

More information, including reports from the States under review and from civil society, are available on the session Web page.

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