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

CRPD 25th Session (Virtual) - Informative note on the participation of stakeholders

When will my country be reviewed by the Committee? See the Tentative timeline of Country reviews

Informative note for Stakeholders on the dates and modalities of the regional consultation for countries of the Middle East and North Africa States (MENA) - (العربية | English). The deadline for registration has been extended to Monday 21 June 2021.

Recent Events and Developments

Draft General Comment on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to work and employment (Article 27). Call for submissions on Draft General Comment OPEN NOW

Towards Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization. Giving effect to the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community (article 19). The guidelines will be a tool to support States parties and other stakeholders, in overcoming isolation, segregation and discrimination against children and adults with disabilities:
Annotated outline;
Notice on the process (English | Français | Español)

Working Group on Women and girls with disabilities
The Committee has appointed Ms. Gertrude Fefoame and Ms. Vivian Torrijos as a Chair and Vice-Chair of its Working Group on Women and Girls with Disabilities. The Committee members of the Working Group seek to strengthen the Committee’s engagement with organizations of women and girls with disabilities in promoting and upholding the rights of women and girls with disabilities and eliminating multiple and intersectional discrimination against them.

Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-23 August 2021

Open letter on Draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

Inquiry concerning Hungary carried out by the Committee under article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention and Observations from the State party - Hungarian Translation NOW ALSO AVAILABLE

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

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
End gender-based violence against women with disabilities

16 Days of Activisms

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
Statement calling to take action to eliminate gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities, now

CPRD 10 years


Country-specific information