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The Global Alliance

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally.

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Our Voices, Our Rights

‘Nobody likes to live a life depending on others. People should have freedom to live their life according to their wishes’, voiced a 68-year-old woman from Nepal.

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

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Why do we need a convention for older people?

Age discrimination and ageism are tolerated across the world, and older people experience discrimination and the violation of their rights at family, community and institutional levels.

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Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. Today, GAROP is a network of over 330 members worldwide, united in our work to strengthen and promote the rights of older persons. GAROP is governed by a global Steering Group elected by our members and its work is supported by a Secretariat Coordinator.

WHO WE ARE

The mission of the Global Alliance is to support and enhance civil society’s engagement at national, regional and international levels on the need for a new international instrument on the rights of older persons

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People seeks a world in which older persons live free from discrimination and are able to fully enjoy their rights.

Our core values are partnership with, inclusion of, and the promotion of participation by older people in decisions that affect their lives. We respect the rights of all persons regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, political views, national or social origin, class and birth or property status.

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  • 01
    01.October.Sunday

    All day
    2017.10.01

    The theme of the UN International Day of Older Persons 2017 is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.”

    Find out more about the background to the International Day of Older Persons here.

    Read more about the International Day of Older Persons 2017 and its specific theme here.

  • 03
    03.October.Tuesday

    All day
    2017.10.03-2017.10.04

    This is an international event organised by the Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte.

  • 05
    05.October.Thursday

    All day
    2017.10.05

    On 5th October the National Human Rights Commission and the Dave Omokaro Foundation will hold an event to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of collaboration to set and effectively facilitate the work of an Open Ended Working Group for Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria.

    This Working Group will bring together the various stakeholders committed to furthering the rights of older people and work to identify gaps in the national protection of older people’s rights and propose solutions, including through international instruments.

    The event will also mark the International Day of Older Persons 2017.

     

     

  • 05
    05.October.Thursday

    13:00 -14:00
    2017.10.05

    This free webinar is being hosted by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.

    The webinar will be held on 5th October from 13:00-14:00 EDT.

    For more information and details of how to register, click here.

  • 05
    05.October.Thursday

    15:00 -18:00
    2017.10.05

    Please note the time has changed to 3pm-6pm (New York time).

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