9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 14-16 June 2016

Meeting roomNewly elected members of the CRPD Committee

In accordance with Article 34 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, States Parties elected the following members to the Committee on the Rights of Persons: Mr. Ahmad Alsaif (Saudi Arabia) Mr. Monthian Buntan (Thailand) Mr. Imed Eddine Chaker (Tunisia) Mr. Jun Ishikawa (Japan) Mr. Samuel Njuguna Kabue (Kenya) Mr. Laszlo Gabor Lovaszy (Hungary) Mr. Robert George Martin (New Zealand) Mr. Martin Babu Mwesigwa (Uganda) and Mr. Valery Nikitich Rukhledev (Russian Federation).

Key Links:



"Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind"


  • Eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities
  • Promoting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities
  • Enhancing accessibility to information and technology and inclusive development
  • Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD


President: Republic of Korea
Vice-Presidents: Brazil, Italy, Poland, and United Republic of Tanzania.

CRPD Committee Elections


Webcast archive of COSP9


(Delegations must submit all statements in accessible MS Word format to papersmart4@un.org)


Civil Society Participation

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Media Participation

Media organizations wishing to attend or cover the Conference of States Parties have been advised to contact the United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit of the Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation is a requirement for all journalists who wish to cover activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York.


Accessibility Center at UN Headquarters

The Accessibility Centre at UN Headquarters provides equipment and services to delegates and NGO participants at the Conference. Devices can be borrowed by submitting a valid Photo ID and are for use on UN premises only. (Queries? AccessibilityCentre@un.org)"

The products and services available include:

The Accessibility Center opens at 8:00 a.m. and devices are loaned daily on a first come, first served basis. Devices are in limited quantity and must be signed for and returned on the same day no later than 5:00 p.m.

Accessibility Resources:
(DISCLAIMER: The information below is provided for informational purposes only. This does not constitute endorsement of, or an approval by, the United Nations.)