The Finnish Human Rights Centre is organising a side-event about the rights of older persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples and the Report of the UN Independent Expert on rights of older persons’ country visit to Finland. The side-event takes place in Geneva. You can also attend remotely via Webex. Persons accredited to the 51st session of the Human Rights Council can also participate on the site in Geneva. For those attending remotely, a participation link will be sent to you later by e-mail.
Claudia Mahler, Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons at the UN Human Rights Council, paid a country visit to Finland in 2021. The purpose of the visit was to prepare a report on the legislation related to the rights of older people and on the implementation of their rights in Finland. The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council on 51st regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The Human Rights Centre, which is part of the Finnish Human Rights Institution, organizes a side-event in connection with the regular session in Geneva. The side-event focuses on the rights of older persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, such as the Sámi. The objective of the event is to disseminate the findings and recommendations of the Independent Expert’s report, discuss the findings and specific recommendations on the rights of older persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, and give a voice to civil society representative working on older persons rights in Finland to hear their views on the findings of the report.
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