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27. There was general agreement in the Committee that some specific references to children with disabilities were needed in the draft convention. There was also general agreement that draft article 16 did not add much substance to what was already contained in Article 23 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
28. Views varied in the Committee on how best to include children with disabilities in the draft convention. Proposals included retaining a separate (but redrafted) article on children; a reference in the preamble with a general statement in a draft article of horizontal application (such as draft articles 2, 4, or 25), or mainstreaming references in relevant thematic draft articles.
29. The issue of children with disabilities was referred to the facilitator (Josephine Sinyo, Kenya) to explore further the best approach.