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Governments recognise a new UN convention as one way to address gaps in protection of older persons’ rights

In a momentous development, the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing has recognised that a new UN convention is one way to address gaps in protection of older persons’ rights. This week, for the first time in its 14-year history, the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) adopted a substantive decision on [...]

By |2024-07-22T17:11:05+00:00May 25th, 2024|Home page, News|Comments Off on Governments recognise a new UN convention as one way to address gaps in protection of older persons’ rights

Statement from the GAROP Steering Group on Human Rights Day

10 December 2023 This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document embodies humanity’s hope and commitment to a set of fundamental rights and freedoms to which all individuals are entitled. Today, we celebrate its achievements as we reaffirm our commitment to the work that lies [...]

By |2023-12-10T09:56:39+00:00December 10th, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on Statement from the GAROP Steering Group on Human Rights Day

Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

Statement from the GAROP Steering Group on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023 Governments must address gaps and limitations in the international human rights framework to tackle elder abuse world-wide [Download this statement as a PDF document here] Violence against older persons is an unacceptable but persistent global phenomenon. It takes many different forms, [...]

By |2023-06-15T09:53:24+00:00June 15th, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

GAROP is recruiting!

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) is seeking a freelance consultant to undertake project and administrative work for the GAROP Secretariat on a part-time basis up to the end of September 2023. This is a great opportunity for an organised and dynamic individual to gain valuable experience working in an international role.   Click here [...]

By |2023-06-02T10:33:03+00:00June 2nd, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on GAROP is recruiting!

UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing adopts the draft decision at its 13th session

Our work campaigning for a new United Nations (UN) convention on the rights of older people recently took an exciting turn with the adoption of a decision (A/AC.278/2023/L.1/Rev.1) on 6th April 2023 by the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) of the United Nations at its 13th The decision was adopted by consensus without [...]

By |2024-03-26T13:21:33+00:00April 27th, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing adopts the draft decision at its 13th session

Take action now! Email your Foreign Ministry and Permanent Mission in New York

Take action now! Email your Foreign Ministry and Permanent Mission in New York At the 12th Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) session in April 2022, Argentina made a proposal to establish an informal cross-regional core group and invited Member States committed to advancing the protection of the human rights of older people to [...]

By |2023-03-29T17:09:04+00:00March 29th, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on Take action now! Email your Foreign Ministry and Permanent Mission in New York

Report of the 2022 multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older people released

The much-anticipated report of the August 2022 multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older people has just been published! States, in cooperation with civil society, national human rights institutes, the United Nations and older persons, should develop and adopt a comprehensive convention on the human rights of older persons, says the report of [...]

By |2023-02-03T09:37:19+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Home page, News|Comments Off on Report of the 2022 multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older people released
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