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22nd Session of UN Committee on CRPD

Published on September 10, 2019
Current context: The 22nd Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held in Geneva.
22nd Session of UN Committee on CRPD
  • India ratified the UNCRPD Convention on 1st October 2007 and submitted its First Country Report on Status of Disability in India on November 2015.
  • The 22nd session on CRPD discussed India’s First Country Report for consideration at UNHRC.
  • India is a signatory of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
  • The UN Committee appreciated the initiatives taken by the Government of India like RPwD Act, 2016, the launch of Accessible India Campaign, the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) for persons with disability.
  • CRPD is a United Nation’s (UN) body that meets twice annually in Geneva to discuss reports submitted by 153 member nations.

Question:

Q.1 The 22nd Session of the United Nation Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was held recently in? 
a. New York
b. Washington
c. Geneva
d. Paris
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