Participation in the work of the Committee

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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.

The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.

The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or its Optional Protocol

Upcoming Events

The Committee will hold online regional consultations with persons with disabilities and their representative organizations:
“From isolation, invisibility and segregation into inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community
Please check the Informative note for stakeholders on the dates and modalities of the regional consultation in Asia Pacific_Plain
English version.

Please find the Informative note for stakeholders in other regions here: (العربية | English | Français | русский | 
Español |  Portuguese Português)

Starting time of the online public closing of the 24 session 1 April 2021 14:15 (Geneva time)

When will my country be reviewed by the Committee? Click here to see the Tentative timeline of Country reviews

The Committee has also scheduled a public General Discussion on the right of persons with disabilities to work and employment as part of the process of drafting a General Comment on Art. 27 of the Convention, the right to work and employment, on 22 and 24 March 2021. A call for written submissions is open from 25 January until 15 March 2021. Further details are available in this link.

Recent Events and Developments

Online constructive dialogue with Estonia, on a pilot exceptional basis, on 12, 15, and 17 March 2021.

New individual complaints form and guidance note
Form (Word): English | Français | русский | Español
Guidance (Word): English | Français | русский | Español

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Building back better: People with disabilities have vital role
1 December 2020

CRPD Election of Nine Members for the period 2021-2024

Joint statement by UN Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on ending sexual harassment against women and girls with disabilities
22 October 2020

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2020

Online CRPD 23rd session (17 August to 4 September 2020).

Online 14th Pre-Sessional Working Group (7 - 18 September 2020)

“COVID-19 and the human rights of persons with disabilities” - Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Adopted the 9 June 2020

Inquiry concerning Hungary carried out by the Committee under article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention and Observations from the State party

General Comment 7

Article 4.3 and 33.3: Participation with persons with disabilities in the implementation and monitoring of the Convention (Adopted 21 September 2018)


Celebration of the International Day of Sign Languages on 19 September 2019. UNOG - programme of the day in PDF

Celebration of the 10th years of activities of the Committee - Programme in English Word and
Rapport in English Word

Latest News
CPRD 10 years


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