Key International Documents on Ageing


• Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA):

• Action Items selected from MIPAA

• United Nations Principles on Ageing, General Assembly resolution 46/91 of 16 December 1991:

• Reports of the Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons:

• Reports of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

• 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (

• Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons, June 2015. Download Document Here...

• Protocol to the Africa Charter on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa, January 2016. Download Document Here...

• Strengthening Older People’s Rights: Towards a UN Convention, a resource for promoting dialogue on creating a new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, June 2010

• Guidelines for a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, Follow-up Meeting of the Brasilia Declaration, "For the Rights of Older Persons" ECLAC Headquarters, 5 and 6 October, 2009


UN Focal Point on Ageing
United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN)
United Nations Principles for Older Persons
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (
UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service 
UN Population Fund – Ageing
UN Population Information Network
UN/NGO Section: Department of Public Information (DPI)
UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
World Health Organization – Ageing


AARP – International
American Psychological Association – Office on Aging  
Association of Former International Civil Servants 
Global Action on Aging
Gray Panthers (
Global Alliance for Rights of Older People (
HelpAge International
International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics 
International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing
International Council for Caring Communities 
International Federation on Ageing
International Longevity Center
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Stakeholder Group on Ageing (


Secretary-General Urges ‘Forcefully Rejecting’ Ageism, in Message for International Day of Older Persons, September 2016
Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund press release, May 2016
Older Persons Are Important... We All Count And We Must All Be Counted, February 2016
Presidential Proclamation -- National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015
Joint Statement -- Human Rights for All Post–2015, December 2013

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