Technical information

– The title page should include the name of the organization or coalition or network submitting the report, the State Party and the Convention to which the report refers. It should clearly state if the report is confidential as reports that are not marked as such may be shared with the State Party and will be made available on the website of the Committee.
– Pages of the report should be numbered and a table of contents should be included.
– The report should include information on the methodology used to prepare the report and a list of those who contributed to the preparation of the report.
– The report should contain an abstract or executive summary which highlights the key issues, points out the principal preoccupations related to the implementation of the CRPD and lists the main recommendations.
– The report should not make reference to page or paragraph numbers in the draft State Party report as these will change once the report is published by the UN.
– Reports should be submitted in one of the official working languages of the Committee. Whenever possible, documents should be translated into English. The UN will not translate any documents submitted by civil society. If it is not possible to translate the entire document, then the executive summary or abstract should be submitted in English.
– Reports should be submitted in accessible formats whenever possible.
– The Committee aims to consider reports one year after submission so parallel reports should be submitted at least two months prior to consideration in plenary session.
– Reports should be submitted in electronic format and 25 copies should be sent by post to the Secretariat of the Committee.