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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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  • CANCELLED: Civil society workshop: Preparing for the 11th session of the OEWG
    13:30 -18:00
    2020.04.05

    DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE CANCELLATION OF THE 11TH OEWG SESSION, THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    This workshop will be held on Sunday 5th April at the AARP offices (750 3rd Avenue, 31st floor) from 13:30-18:00. The workshop is targeted at NGOs and National Human Rights Institutions who are planning to attend the 11th OEWG session. There will be opportunities to network, updates about developments since the last session, and contributions from key UN stakeholders.

    This workshop will be held in English. Light refreshments will be served during the workshop. 

    Please contact the organiser using ‘info@rightsofolderpeople.org’ if you have questions about accessibility.

    The latest draft programme is available here and will be updated.

    Register now here: https://preparing-for-the-11th-oewg-session.eventbrite.co.uk.

    *We are aware that some UN meetings in New York are being cancelled due to the coronavirus risk. Any updates about this civil society workshop and the OEWG session will be posted here, on the main GAROP website, and on the Eventbrite page. We advise anybody travelling to New York to take out appropriate travel insurance to cover possible cancellations. 

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