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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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  • Preparatory workshop for NGOs and NHRIs ahead of the 10th OEWG session
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    2019.04.14

    In the 10th OEWG session from 15-18th April 2019, UN Member States will engage in a substantive debate about two new focus areas of Social protection and social security including social protection floors, and Education, training, lifelong learning and capacity-building. There will also be discussions on normative elements on the two focus areas that were discussed in the 9th session of the OEWG, Long term care and palliative care, and Independence and autonomy.

    GAROP and the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York are co-organising a workshop to enable NGOs and NHRIs to plan engagement and strategy together ahead of the 10th OEWG session. The workshop aims to:

    –       Support NGO and NHRI engagement in the OEWG process and OEWG10

    –       Strengthen connections among NGOs and NHRIs

    Click here to register and view the draft programme.

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