Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People is a civil society movement born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. 

The Alliance is the result of the collaborative efforts of the nine organisations that currently form its Steering Group: 

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance

International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) 

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

HelpAge International  

Global Action on Ageing (GAA)

Age UK


Through its membership, the Alliance reaches out to older people in all regions of the world to ensure their voices are heard by United Nations (UN) and its member states nationally, as well as regionally and internationally, through UN institutions, UN Commissions and the UN General Assembly.  

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People supports the creation of new international and regional human rights instruments as powerful tools for strengthening the rights of older people. 

The Alliance is committed to building national-level capacity to work towards more effective human rights instruments for older people.

Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People fully supports the efforts of UN member states to look more closely at how to strengthen the rights of older people globally.

We believe that for this process to be meaningful, older people themselves must be fully involved to voice their own concerns.

We strongly advocate for the UN General Assembly to continue to support the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing and secure the necessary resources to ensure: full member state participation; research to better understand the most effective ways of protecting older people’s rights; and the active participation of older people and civil society groups interested in the security of future generations.

To get involved, register your interest with the Global Alliance.

NGO Committee on Ageing • PO Box 1854 • New York, NY • 10163-1854