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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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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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  • 05
    05.September.Wednesday

    All day
    2018.09.05-2018.09.07

    The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on “Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons” will take place on 5-7 Sep 2018. The event will be hosted by National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) and cooperatively organised by ASEM Global Ageing Center.  

    The programme and further information is available here.

    Several members of GAROP and one of our Co-chairs will be in attendance.

  • 11
    11.September.Tuesday

    12:30 -13:30
    2018.09.11

    The event will take place on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – 12h30-13h30 – Geneva, Palais des Nations, Conference Room XXV.

    This side event will discuss the impact of social exclusion of older persons – a key issue in addressing existing protection gaps, thereby focusing on concrete rights-based solutions. Based on the Independent Expert’s report (A/HRC/39/50) that provides an overview of the global policy framework and analyses social exclusion concepts and various forms of appearances, gaps and good practices will be discussed – in an informal interactive way with a wide variety of discussants from the civil society, international organizations, state representatives and other stakeholders – in light of the need for a consistent application of a human rights-based lens to ageing as well as solutions such as the formulation of global minimum standards.

    Download the flyer here.

  • 25
    25.September.Tuesday

    All day
    2018.09.25

    HelpAge Espana is organising an international forum on Older People in Valencia, Spain on 25th September, with the support of La Caixa and the Government of Valencia.

    The event will bring together experts from Spain and around the world to discuss a range of topics relevant to the rights of older people.

    The main objectives of the event are to discuss and raise awareness of the current situation regarding the rights of older people and ageing around the world. The event will also focus on the possible contents of a future United Nations International Convention on the Rights of Older People, and involve the regional government, Generalitat Valencia, and other local actors in strategies and actions for the protection of the human rights of older people.

    More information including the full programme and registration link are available here.

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