OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING FOR THE PURPOSE OF STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS See the report of the 7th session of The Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) in New York: http://undocs.org/A/AC.278/2016/2 . All the information about the OEWG and its sessions can be found here.
Silvia Levin Perel, the chair of our Committee on Ageing has written an article about ageism. “Human rights should apply to everyone everywhere throughout the course of life. But in reality, upper-age limits in all fields of life prevent older persons from exercising their rights, whether it is employment, access to health and care services, […]
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016
World Health Organization, Executive Board Room 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch provided at 12:30 French translation available
28 September 2016 15.00 – 17.00 European Parliament Rationale The human rights of all individuals in Europe, including older persons, are protected in various binding international and regional human rights conventions. However, international human rights conventions do not specifically address age discrimination or refer to older persons. Regional human rights laws also do not protect […]
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 – 16h30-18h00. United Nations Human Rights Council 33rd session (13-30 September 2016) Side-Event: On human rights of older persons: imperatives & desiderata Geneva, Palais des Nations, Conference Room XXIII By 2050, there will be more older persons than children under 15 worldwide. This unprecedented demographic shift has far-reaching implications for society […]
Two technical briefings on the rights of older persons took place at the 16th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the Palais Wilson, Geneva, headquarters of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) The main target audience of these briefings were the members of the […]
Visit the SDGs Platform and find a lot of information. Older persons are included directly or by implication in 15 of the 17 SDGs . Read more
25-30 JANUARY 2016 . Presentation of the revised Global Strategy of WHO. Read More
NOVEMBER 2015. Letter to the OEWG. Read More.