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UN disability rights committee to review Kazakhstan, Zambia, Bahrain, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua

01 March 2024

GENEVA (1 March 2024) - The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Kazakhstan, Zambia, Bahrain, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua in its latest session from 4 to 22 March.

The seven countries are among the 190 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 seven State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time.

Kazakhstan 
4 March 15:00 - 18:00
5 March 10:00 - 13:00

Zambia
6 March 15:00 - 18:00
7 March 10:00 - 13:00

Bahrain
7 March 15:00 - 18:00
8 March 10:00 - 13:00

Sweden
11 March 15:00 - 18:00
12 March 10:00 - 13:00

Azerbaijan
12 March 15:00 - 18:00

13 March 10:00 - 13:00

Costa Rica
14 March 10:00 - 13:00
14 March 15:00 - 18:00

Nicaragua
15 March 10:00 - 13:00
15 March 15:00 - 18:00

The above public dialogues will be held in Room XVII at Palais des Nations, Geneva. The Committee will also conduct open dialogues to follow up on inquiries with Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, respectively, on 18 March.

All public meetings are open to accredited journalists and livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and the full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

For media accreditation:
Please apply online or contact [email protected]

For more information and media requests in Geneva, please contact:
Vivian Kwok at [email protected] 
UN Human Rights Office Media Section at [email protected]

Background
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities monitors States parties’ compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which to date has 190 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.

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