Growing Ageing Population - 60+ Years

60+years

NEWSFLASH!!

  1. 223 NGOs from 62 countries signed an Open Letter calling for urgent action to be taken by the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing to protect the rights of older persons.  The letter with the list of signatories can be found here...
  2. A full listing of current and past newsletters may be found here.
  3. Learn how to use your Twitter Account !!   Powerpoint presentation here.
  4. The 12th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing will be held 11-14 April 2022.

Notifications of events organized throughout the year by the NGO Committee on Ageing will be sent out by email. Watch this space for updates on upcoming events. Full list of recent events of interest to our members may be found here.

The 12th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing will be held 11-14 April 2022.

RECOMMENDED EVENTS

14-Oct-2021

Stand Up For the Rights of Older Persons
A call to action focused on Canada and the United Nations.  Learn of efforts to promote the human rights of older person at home and globally.

Thursday 14 October 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada).  

Flyer here for REGISTRATION.

11-14-Oct-2021

“Targeting Metabesity 2021 – Extending Healthspan”

A  4-day conference to discuss accelerating advancements in geroscience into material and equitable gains in public health.  Issues include focusing on chronic (not just acute) diseases; shifting the spotlight beyond treatment to prevention; going beyond disease-by-disease treatments to prevention of multiple diseases by addressing common rote causes; shifting from addressing diseases to extending health lifespan-healthspan.  REGISTER HERE: http://www.metabesity2021.com/

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Videos, reports and articles related to COVID-19 can be accessed here.

Useful websites (which also provide links to other useful information):  

https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/pages/home.aspx

https://rightsofolderpeople.org/covid-19-resources-relating-to-older-people/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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Human Rights of older women: the intersection between ageing and gender -  report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, A/76/157

Here.



Ageism and age discrimination - report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, A/HRC/48/53
Here.


Report of the Secretary-General on Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons:  Second World Assembly on Ageing:  A/76/156.  

Here. 


World Population Ageing 2020 Highlights: Living arrangements of older persons

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World Population Ageing 2020 Highlights

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Population Fact Sheet 2020.

Here.


Report of the Independent Expert (Claudia Mahler) on Human Rights of Older Persons:  the data gap.  A/HRC/45/14

Here.


 Report of the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Independent Expert on Impact of the coronovirus disease (COVID-19) on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.  A/75/205

Here.


Report of the Secretary-General on Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons:  Second World Assembly on Ageing.  A/75/218

Here.


A/74/186, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on older persons with disabilities. 

Here  


Facts about older women prepared for UNECE Beijing plus 25 review, Geneva October 2019, Section 1: overview: achievements and challenges since 1995. 

Here

E/CN.5/2020/3, Report of the Secretary-General on affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness.  

Here

Report of Expert Group Meeting on “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to Address Homelessness”.  

Here

World Population Ageing 2019, Ten Key Messages.  Here.  Please note that the World Population Ageing 2019 report refers to older persons as 65 and above. 

Here

A/74/170:  Report of the Secretary-General on Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons:  Second World Assembly on Ageing. 

Here

A/AC.278/2019/2:  Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing on its tenth working session.  

Here

For documents related to the 11th session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing:  

https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/eleventhsession.shtml

A/HRC/41/32:  Report of the OHCHR on activities of the OHCHR, United Nations system and regional organizations to support States’ efforts to promote and protect the human rights of older persons.  

Here
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