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UN Disability Rights Committee to review six countries

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Angola, Georgia, Tunisia, Peru, Argentina and Togo in its latest session from today to 24 March.

The six countries are among the 186 States parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations.

The CRPD, which has received respective country reports as well as other submissions from non-governmental organisations, will discuss a range of issues with the eight State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time.

Angola
8 March 15:00 – 18:00
9 March 10:00 – 13:00

Georgia
9 March 15:00 – 18:00
10 March 10:00 – 13:00

Tunisia
13 March 15:00 – 18:00
14 March 10:00 – 13:00

Peru
14 March 15:00 – 17:00
16 March 15:00 – 17:00

Argentina
15 March 15:00 – 18:00
16 March 10:00 – 13:00

Togo
17 March 10:00 – 13:00
17 March 15:00 – 18:00

The above public dialogues will be held in Room XVII at Palais des Nations, Geneva, open to the press and livecast on UN Web TV.

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