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UN disability rights committee to review Bangladesh, seven other countries

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Bangladesh (Aug 24-25), Singapore, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Lao People’s Democratic Republic in its latest session from August 15 to September 9.

The eight countries are among the 185 States parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, reports UNB.

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, said a media release on Thursday.

The CRPD, which has received the respective country reports as well as other submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the eight State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time.

The public dialogues will be held at Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The committee will also consider the situation of persons with disabilities in Ukraine and neighbouring countries receiving them as refugees or asylum-seekers.

A public meeting with concerned States parties is scheduled on August 17.

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