4 December 2020
The World Blind Union proudly congratulates Ms. Gerel Dondovdorj, from Mongolia, on being elected as a member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Dondovdorj, is the President of the Mongolian National Federation of the Blind and a member of the WBU Executive Committee.
Ms. Dondovdorj is among five women and three men elected by States Parties for the period 2021-2024.
The elections for the CRPD Committee took place on November 30, during the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP). 9 of the 18 members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities were elected for the period 2021-2024.
We are excited that the CRPD committee has finally achieved gender parity. This affirms the Committee’s commitments against all forms of discrimination against women and girls with disabilities. We are proud of Ms. Dondovdorj and we welcome this great news as gender parity was achieved in this election.
We believe that with Ms. Dondovdorj’s presence on the CRPD committee, gender issues affecting women with disabilities, particularly blind and partially sighted women and girls, will be articulated and the indicators on sustainable development goal number 5 on gender equality will be attained. We are confident that she will strongly and effectively represent the rights and priorities of blind and partially sighted women and girls.
For more information about the CRPD Committee, visit the UN Website
Chief Executive Officer
World Blind Union