National disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) have an important role in the nomination process of CRPD members, and the mandate of half of them will be renewed during the 9th Conference of States Parties (COP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that will be held on 14-16 June 2016.

Our partnerthe International Disability Alliance, has prepared documents that could help you walking through the elective process and get active by identifying and advocating for qualified individuals for nomination. The documents are available, if you click this link.

The deadline for States Parties to send in their nominations has been set for 14 April 2016. Therefore, you should do research, screening, background check and proposal to your national government before this date.

We suggest you also to visit the Committee’s website dedicated to the 2016 elections.