Growing Ageing Population - 60+ Years

60+years

The invisibility of abuse and violence of older women makes their situation more vulnerable. The international #humanrights and policy frameworks provide the right tools for the promotion and protection of women’s rights @16dayscampaign   #30YearsOfActivism

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

NEWSFLASH!!

1. Celebration of UNIDOP in Geneva is taking place on 30 September 2022 - "Older Persons as Active Agents in a Changing Climate".  The event will take place at 07:00 - 08:30 EST.  

Registration: https://unece.webex.com/unece/j.php?RGID=r4a8a7f8ba7245193b7ce9cb58873802b.   

Flyer with details here... 

2. REGISTER for the side event that will discuss "A roof over one's head is not enough:  Older persons' right to adequate housing".  Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 am EST.  Flyer with registration link here.

3. The MULTISTAKEHOLDER MEETING requested by the Human Rights Council in its resolution A/HRC/RES/48/, was held in Geneva 29-30 August 2022, to discuss the report of the United Nations High Commissioner 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.  Information about the Meeting can be found here:  https://www.ohchr.org/en/events/meetings/2022/multi-stakeholder-meeting-human-rights-older-persons

4. The twelfth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) which met from 11-14 April 2022 closed with a proposal from Argentina to convene a “Cross Regional Core Group” during the intersessional period to prepare a draft decision to be submitted to the OEWGA at its thirteenth session in 2023, that would propose  an Intersessional Working Group to prepare and present a draft text determining the main gaps in the international human rights system for older persons, which would be the basis for the further negotiations of instruments and measures to close those gaps.  Watch this space as more information becomes available.

Report of OEWGA 12:  https://undocs.org/A/AC.278/2022/2

5. JOIN the Age with Rights Campaign – use toolkits provided by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People:   https://rightsofolderpeople.org/

6. 336 NGOs from 78 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. 

https://rightsofolderpeople.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Open-Letter-for-OEWGA-Bureau_20-Sep-2021_List-of-Signatories-7-April-2022.pdf

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

here

8. Learn how to use your Twitter Account !!   

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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.

RECOMMENDED EVENTS

1-december-2022

WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS AS OLDER PERSONS?

Thursday, 1 DECEMBER 2022

1:30 – 3:00 P.M. EST

PLEASE JOIN US!

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 ***

View photos here...

Download flyer here

List 0f Speakers... 



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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

recent docs2

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

- 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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