The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will meet in Geneva from March 9-27 to review the situation of persons with disabilities in six countries including Bangladesh.
Other countries are Estonia, Venezuela, Lao People’s Republic, Djibouti and Hungary.
The countries are among the 181 states that have ratified the CRPD, and are required to submit regular reports to the committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts.
During the meetings in Geneva, committee members will hold dialogues with the respective state delegations, said a media release issued from Geneva.
They will also hear from organisations of persons with disabilities, NGOs, national human rights institutions, and independent monitoring frameworks on the human rights issues affecting people with disabilities and those close to them.
The committee is scheduled to publish its findings on the respective countries, known officially as concluding observations on March 31.