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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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  • UN International Day of Older Persons 2018
    All day
    2018.10.01

    The 2018 theme of UNIDOP is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“. What better way to celebrate this Day than by celebrating the older people around the world who dedicate their lives to championing human rights?

    Read more about the theme and the aims of UNIDOP 2018 on the UN DESA website.

  • Vienna Symposium: ‘Celebrating Human Rights of Older Persons’
    All day
    2018.10.01

    The Symposium ‘Celebrating Human Rights of Older Persons’ will be held on the occasion of the UN International Day of Older Persons at the House of the European Union in Vienna.

    There will be keynote speeches from Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko (former Head of the United Nations Programme on Ageing) and Dipl.-Ing. Shams Asadi (Commissioner for Human Rights of the City of Vienna). These will be followed by two panels focusing on ‘Strengthening Human Rights of Older Persons from the Perspective of Governmental and
    Non-Governmental Organisations’ and ‘Reports on Ongoing and Planned Research on Human Rights of Older Persons’ with inputs from a range of experts from Government, National Human Rights Institutions and civil society.

    Read the full programme and find out how to register here.

     

     

  • Geneva IDOP event: Celebrating older human rights champions
    18:00 -20:00
    2018.10.01

    On Monday 1st October, a reception with a Cocktail, poster exhibition and performance by the UN Jazz Club will take place at the Bar Serpent, Palais Des Nations in Geneva. The reception will celebrate the older people around the world who dedicate their lives to championing human rights. This event is organised by the NGO Committee on Ageing Geneva with the support of the UNFPA, UNECE, OHCHR and WHO.

    Download the flyer here.

     

     

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