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Article 33
National implementation and monitoring

1. States Parties shall designate one or more focal points within government for matters relating to the implementation of the present Convention, and shall give due consideration to the establishment or designation of a coordination mechanism to facilitate related action in different sectors and at different levels.

2. States Parties shall, in accordance with their legal and administrative systems, maintain, strengthen, designate or establish at the national level an independent mechanism to promote, protect and monitor implementation of the present Convention, taking into account, where necessary, gender and age specific issues. When designating or establishing such a mechanism, States Parties shall take into account the Principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights.

3. Civil society, in particular persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, shall be involved and participate fully in the monitoring process.




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