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1-december-2022

WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS AS OLDER PERSONS?

Thursday, 1 DECEMBER 2022

1:30 – 3:00 P.M. EST

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Join virtual programme by Zoom here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81383492857

or Zoom meeting # 813 8349 2857

We are pleased to have Ms. Bethany Brown, Human Rights Advisor, International Disability Alliance, to speak to us about the rights of older persons and specifically to discuss our right to live independently, to have access to independent living support services and support for our own choices.

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3-oct-2022

Celebration of United Nations International Day of Older Persons:  “The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women”

*** If you were unable to attend UNIDOP, you can watch it on UN WEB TV ***

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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

 Reports of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons:

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- Older persons deprived of liberty,   https://undocs.org/A/HRC/51/27

- Visit to Finland, https://undocs.org/A/HRC/51/27/Add.1

- Older Persons and the right to adequate housing, https://undocs.org/A/77/239


Report of the Secretary-General on follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing, providing an analysis of the impact of digital technologies on older persons, https://undocs.org/A/77/134.


Statement made by the Group of Friends of Older Persons at the Briefing, on 4 August 2022, by the Secretary-General on the progress in the implementation of recommendations of the "Our Common Agenda" report, here.


Report of the United Nations HighCommissioner for Human Rights on normative standards and obligations under international law in relation to the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons (https://undocs.org/A/HRC/49/70)


Joint letter sent by the NGO Committees in Geneva, New York, and Vienna to the Executive Director of UN Women, dated 26 October 2021.  Here…  


“Older women: the hidden workforce”, a publication by Age International UK.  

https://www.ageinternational.org.uk/globalassets/documents/reports/2021/age-international-older-women-report-v11-final-spreads.pdf


Human Rights Council resolution on human rights of older persons 

https://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/48/3


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

Here

World Population Ageing 2020 Highlights

Here.


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.  

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