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Second Session of the Ad Hoc Committee
16-27 June 2003

At its first meeting, 29 July - 9 August, 2002, the Ad Hoc Committee recommended that the Ad Hoc Committee hold its second session in New York, in May/June 2003.

The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/229 of 18 December 2002, paragraph 3, decided that the "Ad Hoc Committee should hold…at least one meeting in 2003 of a duration of ten days, prior the fifty-eight session of the General Assembly." The General Assembly also encourages "States to hold meetings or seminars to contribute to the work of the Ad Hoc Committee."

Paragraph 7 of same resolution "invites the regional commissions and intergovernmental organization, within their respective mandates, as well as non-governmental organizations, national disability and human rights institutions, and independent experts with interests in the matter to make available to the Ad Hoc Committee suggestions and possible elements to be considered in the proposals for a convention."

General Assembly resolution 57/229 urges "that further efforts be made to ensure the active participation of non-governmental organizations in the Ad Hoc Committee, the Division for Social Policy and Development make available on-line the information note for NGOs and the pre-registration form. Online discussions and forums were made available to facilitate an open and participatory exchange on issues regarding the elaboration of a new international legal instrument on disability.

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