Promote a Human Rights Convention for Older Persons

The Sub-Committee to Promote a Human Rights Convention for Older Persons has the responsibility to engage NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC (and interested others) in supporting a convention, to educate ourselves, understand and adapt efforts and strategies used to establish other human rights conventions, identify and communicate with helpful partners, and to organize like-minded NGOs in a common effort toward a multi-lateral legally binding instrument to protect the rights of older persons.

Chairs: Susan SomersFrances Zainoeddin

Open-ended Working Group on the Ageing process (7th Session) - Read summary report here …

The General Assembly Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), which held its seventh session from 12-15 December 2017 to discuss the protection of the human rights of older persons, ended on an encouraging note !!  At all the previous six sessions, Member States held extensive discussions on a wide range of issues affecting older persons – discrimination, social security and social protection, right to health, violence and abuse, discrimination and access to work, age and social exclusion, access to justice, autonomy and demographic issues. Read more ...

Visit the UNDESA OEWGA Website

Invitation to advocate:
The Open-ended Working Group on the Ageing process (7th Session) (OEWGA), will meet from 12-15 December 2016 at UNHQ

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