Ensuring the Rights of Older Refugees in the UNHCR Global Compact for Refugees, Side Event, 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, Room XXVII. Monday 12th March 2018, 15.00-16.30.


  • Start: 12/03/2018 15:00
  • End: 12/03/2018 16:30

Side Event, 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, Room XXVII.

Monday 12th March 2018, 15.00-16.30.

Objective of Side Event

To bring awareness to the needs of older refugees and promote the recommendations submitted to the UNHCR Global Compact on Refugees on the rights of older refugees.

Presenters will provide a brief discussion on recommendations related to the focus of their organization. Mental health, social work, and NGO/government response are some of the areas that will be addressed.

Moderator: Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald, NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva (Representing the International Federation on Aging)

Panelists
Ms. Ellen Hansen, Senior Policy Advisor, UNHCR
Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
Ms. Lola Casal-Sanchez, Chair, European Network on Intercultural Elderly Care (ENIEC)
Ms. Ann Lindsay, Representative to the UN & WHO, Geneva, World Federation for Mental Health

Member State Sponsors: To be confirmed.
NGO Sponsors: To be confirmed.

For event PDF and more details

Complete document can be found here: http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/events/conferences/5a6703357/rights-older-persons-global-compact-refugees.html