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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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    09:00 -12:30
    2019.02.28

    This is a roundtable discussion examining how humanitarian organisations can enhance the inclusion of older persons in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies. The main objective of the roundtable is to identify the causes and understand the implications of inadequate humanitarian assistance for older persons in situations of risk and emergencies and to propose solutions. It seeks to identify effective ways, good practices and positive experiences of inclusive humanitarian assistance. The discussion will contribute to the next annual thematic report of the Independent Expert on the human rights protection of older persons in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, which she will present to the Human Rights Council in September 2019. In her report, which will also serve as input to the work of the intergovernmental UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, the Independent Expert seeks to formulate action-oriented recommendations.

    Confirm your participation and read more in the full concept paper here.

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