Growing Ageing Population - 60+ Years

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NEWSFLASH!! 


  1.  PETITION TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS !

Please sign, as individuals or organizations, the petition prepared by GAROP (Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People) urging the drafting of an international legal instrument (a convention) to protect the rights of older persons around the world.  The coming months will be crucial for advocacy efforts to lead up to the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing when it meets, from 20 to 24 May 2024 to discuss the possible gaps in the existing international human rights framework for the rights of older persons and options on how best to address them.  Don't let Member States at the United Nations turn their backs on older persons - we need to urge them to start drafting a convention.  Anything less is not acceptable.   Join over 1,400 signatories already!!!   Your support is very important as the petition will be forwarded to government officials at the national level and to government representatives at the United Nations. Access the petition here: https://rightsofolderpeople.org/age-with-rights-petition/.

2. OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING (OEWGA)

* The fourteenth session of the OEWGA will take place from 20 to 24 May 2024.  Information will be regularly updated on the UN website, including guiding questions on the last two focus areas to be discussed, namely : accessibility, infrastructure and habitat (transport, housing and access); and participation in the public life and in decision-making processes: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/fourteenthsession.shtml

* The Co-Facilitators, Brazil and Portugal, appointed by the OEWGA Chair, will be submitting intergovernmental negotiated recommendations to OEWGA14 regarding the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and possible gaps and options on how best to address them.  

* For additional information on the work of the Co-Facilitators appointed by the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing and review of responses (from Member States, NGOs and NHRIs) to the questionnaire on possible gaps and  options on how best to address them, access the website https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/intersessional_events.shtml.   After reading the responses, you will realize how much we need to demand the drafting of a convention !!

* GAROP (Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People) has prepared a briefing on different human rights options to facilitate discussions.  See here.

And don't forget to watch the Amnesty video below!

3.  A full listing of current and past newsletters may be found here.

4. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTS A CONVENTION TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS !!   See video here:


RECOMMENDED EVENTS

01-february-2024

FEBRUARY MEETING  - NGO COMMITTEE ON AGEING/NY

Thursday, February 1, 2024
10:00 am. – 11:30 am. EST

This is a virtual Program. Please use this link (no registration required)

Virtual Programme. Use this link (no registration required)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8812682098?omn=85395049779

Join in an open discussion on survey observations, insights, and suggestions regarding the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY and making a difference in the lives of older persons. Opportunities will be presented at this meeting that will allow you to do just that: exercise your NGO and individual advocacy voices through participation at relevant UN events.

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12-february-2024

Addressing Elder Abuse through Health and Poverty Reduction Policies and Programs: Obstacles and Opportunities. 

MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY - 1:15 to 2:30 PM New York Time

The NGO Committee on Ageing calls your attention to an event during the Commission for  Social Development Organized by the International Network For the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

Click here to REGISTER via the ZOOM LINK

See the full speaker list and details on the flyer, below:

Flyer here

14-march-2024

NGO COA NY Subcommittee on Older Women
NGO CSW68 Parallel Event

March 14, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

“The Effect of Poverty and Abuse on Women Across the Life Course”

REGISTRATION info coming soon...

See the full speaker list and details on the flyer, below:

Flyer coming soon...

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Intergenerational Solidarity and Equity for Future Generations of Older Persons Through a Human Rights Lens

Download document here...

Annual report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly – the topic refers to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (https://undocs.org/A/78/134)


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


Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at its 13th session (https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N23/118/81/pdf/N2311881.pdf?OpenElement)


Documents submitted to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at its 13th session, 3-6 April 2023:  https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/thirteenthsession.shtml


Report of the OHCHR – Summary of the multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older persons (https://undocs.org/A/HRC/52/49)

Report of the OHCHR – 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).


Report of the Secretary-General on Fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2022, (https://undocs.org/E/CN.5/2023/6)


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


Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session:  (https://undocs.org/A/AC.278/2022/2)


Joint letter from the three NGO Committees (New York, Geneva, Vienna) to UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and to UN Women, expressing concerns about lack of references to older women, here: Letter on gender snapshot


Reports on ageing issues prepared by various entities of the UN system can be found in the list of entities under “Resources/Key International Documents on Ageing”.

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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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