Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 26th meeting, 49th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Theme: Statistics and data collection under article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities

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Objectives: This panel
discussion will address the obligation under article 31 of the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter
"Convention") to collect appropriate information, including statistical
and research data, to enable the formulation and implementation of
policies to give effect to the Convention. The objectives are:

  • To bring greater understanding to the importance of data collection and disaggregation under article 31 of the Convention;  
  • To
    provide guidance on ensuring and enforcing confidentiality in data
    collection and data management and the right to privacy of persons with
    disabilities;
  • To discuss the role of data and
    information in measuring and monitoring human rights obligations and to
    strengthen accountability by ensuring access by persons with
    disabilities to accessible data and information to participate in the
    design, implementation and monitoring of policies;
  • To
    share experiences, lessons learned and good practices in the
    implementation of article 31 of the Convention, drawing on experiences
    from the global and national levels;
  • To propose
    strategies to consolidate data collection and disaggregation efforts, as
    well as to ensure harmonization of disability data collection tools for
    increased consistency and use of data.

Chair: H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights CouncilOpening statement: Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human RightsModerator: Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilitiesPanellists:

  • Ms. María Cecilia Rodríguez Gauna, representative of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics
  • Ms. Ana Brian Nougrères, Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Ms. Laisa Vereti, representative of the International Disability Alliance

Outcome:
The debate seeks to bring greater understanding on the importance of
data collection and disaggregation and its role in upholding the rights
of persons with disabilities, namely by: exposing the barriers to, and
the disparity in the enjoyment of rights experienced by persons with
disabilities compared with the broader population; driving informed
policies and programming; and strengthening accountability toward
persons with disabilities. The debate will explore the obligation to
collect data as set out in the Convention and identify practical
approaches to implementation of article 31 through the expansion of
sources (including community-based data collection), harmonization
across data instruments, and the use of indicators. In addition, the
discussion will address the right to privacy and confidentiality of
persons with disabilities and access to information to promote
transparency and participation. An informal summary of the interactive
debate will be prepared by the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and posted on the OHCHR website.
SPEAKERS:

  • Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights
  • Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Ms. María Cecilia Rodríguez Gauria, Representative of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics
  • Ms. Ana Brian Nougrères, Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Ms. Laisa Vereti, Representative of the International Disability Alliance
  • Egypt, Ms. Iman Karim
  • Lithuania (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Darius Staniulis
  • Mexico (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Fernando Espinosa
  • Algeria (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Lazhar Soualem
  • New Zealand (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Anna Louise Duncans
  • Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council), Mr. Abdulaziz M.O. Alwasil
  • European Union
  • Morocco (on behalf of Group of Arab States), Mr. Ali Jaakik
  • Israel, Ms. Merav Marks
  • United Arab Emirates, Mr. Rashed Alneyadi
  • Greece, Ms. Lianna Konstantinou
  • Italy, Mr. Gian Lorenzo Cornado
  • Morocco National Human Rights Council, Ms. Zhour El Hour
  • Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Ms. Rounak Jahan
  • International Disability Alliance, Mr. Jarrod Clyne
  • Mozambique, Mr. Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization, Mr. Guy Berger
  • UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, Mr. Alessandro di Rosa
  • Lesotho, Ms. Polo Chabane
  • Singapore, Mr. Jonathan Chen
  • Cambodia, Mr. Nuon Rithyroath
  • Botswana, Mr. Tumelo A. C. Tsimanyana
  • Belarus, Mr. Andrei Taranda
  • Fiji, Ms. Robyn-Ann Mani
  • Paraguay, Ms. Carmen Parquet
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, Ms. Monica Ferro
  • Thailand, Mr. Rongvudhi Virabutr
  • International Lesbian and Gay Association, Mr. Jose Guillermo Ricalde
  • Action Canada for Population and Development, Ms. Ashrafun Nahar
  • Beijing Guangming Charity Foundation, Ms. Xue Kuiyang
  • Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Ms. María Cecilia Rodríguez Gauria, Representative of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics
  • Ms. Ana Brian Nougrères, Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Ms. Laisa Vereti, Representative of the International Disability Alliance
  • Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities