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Webinar report: ‘Are you ready for the 11th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing?’

On 25th February GAROP held its latest webinar in the series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on key messages and evidence about older people's rights to support participants with their preparations for the 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG). It examined the adequacy of [...]

By |2021-02-26T17:18:46+00:00February 26th, 2021|Home page, News|Comments Off on Webinar report: ‘Are you ready for the 11th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing?’

Webinar report: Time for a UN convention on the rights of older people!

On 3rd February GAROP held its latest webinar in the series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on the difference that a UN convention will make for older people and for governments, particularly in the context of COVID-19. It also covered updates about the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing [...]

By |2021-02-05T10:01:46+00:00February 4th, 2021|Home page, News|Comments Off on Webinar report: Time for a UN convention on the rights of older people!

A message from the new GAROP Chair

New GAROP Chair and Deputy Chairs The GAROP Steering Group selected its new Chair and Deputy Chairs this week. Dr. Kiran Rabheru of the ILC Canada is the new Chair of GAROP with immediate effect. On his selection as Chair, Kiran responded to fellow Steering Group members, ‘It is an honour and a privilege - [...]

By |2020-11-19T12:24:13+00:00November 19th, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on A message from the new GAROP Chair

Older people celebrate the 30th International Day of Older Persons

This year on 1st October, the world marked the 30th anniversary of the UN International Day of Older Persons. The event was celebrated while many countries are still responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that has had a devastating impact on the lives of many older people globally. To mark the International [...]

By |2020-10-16T08:58:44+00:00October 16th, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on Older people celebrate the 30th International Day of Older Persons

UNIDOP 2020 statement

1 October 2020 A statement on the 30th UN International Day of Older Persons by the Steering Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) Now’s the time to act on a UN convention This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the systemic inequalities and discrimination faced by older people around [...]

By |2020-10-01T08:23:35+00:00October 1st, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on UNIDOP 2020 statement

New Independent Expert report on the impact of COVID-19 on older people’s rights published

The latest report from the UN Independent Expert (IE) on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler (pictured), has been published on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report entitled 'Impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the enjoyment of all human rights [...]

By |2020-09-11T15:44:44+00:00September 7th, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on New Independent Expert report on the impact of COVID-19 on older people’s rights published

UN Secretary General discusses older people and COVID-19 with CEO of AARP

On 26th August, a video of an historic conversation between António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, was released. In the interview, the Secretary-General considers the question 'What are the implications for older people as we see this COVID-19 spreading all across the world?'. 'Governments have the responsibility to take measures [...]

By |2020-08-28T10:00:05+00:00August 28th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on UN Secretary General discusses older people and COVID-19 with CEO of AARP
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