Event information

14 May 2024, 14:00-16:00

Public Presentation of Candidates to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


UN CRPD Committee UN CRPD Committee

On 11 June 2024, State parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will meet in New York to elect 9 members of this body composed of 18 independent experts. Nominations had to be submitted to the Secretary-General by 11 April 2024.

Organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform in co-operation with TB-NetInternational Disability Alliance and GQUAL, this online event will provide an opportunity to the nominated candidates to present themselves in an informal venue open to State representatives and civil society, addressing their candidacy in view of the requirements set out for membership by the treaty and relevant official documents. The event will also allow them to reply to questions shared beforehand by civil society representatives.

The aim of this online event is to enhance transparency in the nomination and election process of Treaty Body Members. A concept note and list of confirmed speakers is available above. Please register here to participate.