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Highlights from Day 5 at the CRPD Review

Today was our last day here in Geneva. We observed the final dialogue between the Australian government and the Committee of the CRPD. The Committee made some very pointed comments about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD. The Committee stated that there has been very little progress made in the six years since the concluding observations…

Geneva vlog for 12 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Sonia. Sonia Hume: Hello. Frances: How have you found working in Geneva this week? Sonia: I think it’s been very interesting and it’s also been very tiring with all the information you have to think about. Frances: It has been really tiring, hasn’t it? Sonia: It has. Frances: What has been the…

Geneva vlogs for 11 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Kelly. Kelly Cox: Hi. Frances: So, how have you found being at the UN for the first couple of days? Kelly: I’ve found it very interesting, and a little bit exciting, and an honour to be here to represent the disability community of Australia. Frances: Do you think any themes have come…

Highlights from Day 3 at the CRPD Review

This morning several delegates met with the CRPD member for New Zealand, Robert Martin. Robert has a particular interest in issues around people with intellectual disability. On Wednesday afternoon we conducted a side event for CRPD committee members and other interested parties, ‘Voices of people with disability’. We spoke at length on a number of…

Highlights from Day 2 at the CRPD Review

Today we continued our work in Geneva. Some of our delegates attended the final session of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was an engaging session. Other delegates met with CRPD committee members from Africa. We discussed justice, migration, legislation and inclusive education. In the evening we all attended a screening…

Highlights from Day 1 at the CRPD Review

Today our delegation had our first formal private session with the CRPD committee. Each of our delegates spoke of their experiences and concerns for people with disability . The committee was highly impressed with our delegation, our level of knowledge, expertise and our co-ordination. Some of our delegates met with members from Switzerland and Lithuania.…