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Meetings of States parties & elections

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

States parties may nominate candidates who stand for election at a meeting of States parties. This meeting, called the Conference of States parties to the CRPD or COSP, is held every year (Article 40 CRPD). Elections take place every other year. Members are elected for a term of four years in accordance with article 34 of the present Convention.

The article states that "The members of the Committee shall be elected by States Parties, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, representation of the different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems, balanced gender representation and participation of experts with disabilities" (Art. 34.4).

Members are elected in line with the Committee’s Rules of Procedure.

Find out more about treaty body elections.

Elections
Date
Location
Meeting Purpose
11-13 June 2024
New York
17th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2024 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2024
14 - 16 June 2022
New York
15th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2022 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2022
30 November 2020
New York
13th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2020 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2020
12 June 2018
New York
11th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2018 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2018
14 June 2016
New York
9th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2016 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2016
10 June 2014
New York
7th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2014 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2014
12 September 2012
New York
5th Meeting of State parties - Elections 2012 Election of members to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2012
1 September 2010
New York
3rd Meeting of State parties - Elections 2010 Election of 6 additional members of the committee to increase the membership to 18 members
3 November 2008
New York
1st Meeting of State parties - Elections 2008 Election of 12 members of the committee