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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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‘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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  • 06
    06.September.Wednesday

    12:00 -13:00
    2017.09.06
  • 11
    11.September.Monday

    All day
    2017.09.11-2017.09.29

    More information about the UN Human Rights Council is available here.

    The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, will present her report on the first day of the session.  The Independent Expert’s reports from this year are available here in all six official UN languages:

     

     

  • 12
    12.September.Tuesday

    All day
    2017.09.12-2017.09.14

    The UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing will be held from 12 to 14 September 2017 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

    For more information visit the conference website.

  • 19
    19.September.Tuesday

    All day
    2017.09.19-2017.09.21

    The event aims to share information on policies to respond to population ageing not only in Europe and Asia but also among the United Nations (UN) and international community, and discuss measures to further develop policies. In particular, the Conference would like to identify measures to link plans and goals, such as the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002-2022) and Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030) with human rights of older persons and discuss detailed and practical measures to enhance international cooperation.

    GAROP will be represented at this event by our Co-chair Ken Bluestone and a number of GAROP members will be in attendance.

  • 20
    20.September.Wednesday

    All day
    2017.09.20-2017.09.22

    The UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing on the 3rd review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) will take place in Lisbon from 21st-22nd September.  A civil society forum and a research forum will precede the Ministerial Conference on 20 September 2017.

    The conference is being organised by UNECE in cooperation with the Government of Portugal.  You can find out more on the conference website.

    A number of GAROP members will be participating in this event in their own organisational capacity.

     

     

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