Over 300 organisations have now signed the Open Letter to the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing calling for clear action on older people’s rights An Open Letter to the UN General Assembly’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing that was originally published on 20th September at a side event on human rights in older age [...]
Joint statement of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) for the 12th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing This statement is made on behalf of the 397 member organizations of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People. Since the disappointing levels of participation and lack of concrete outcomes at [...]
Are you a human rights defender keen to use the UN to push for change at home? If so, apply to the 2022 edition of International Service for Human Rights' flagship training the Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP). After two successful online editions in 2020 and 2021, ISHR is pleased to launch the call for applications for [...]
Delegates from around the world are gathering virtually and in person at Niagara Falls this week between 9th and 12th November for the 15th Global Conference on Ageing "Rights Matter". A number of GAROP members and activists are among them and preparing to engage throughout the diverse and exciting conference program. The Global Alliance for [...]
At a Press Conference at the end of her official country visit, the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Ms Claudia Mahler, shared her preliminary findings with the media. During the course of her visit, the Independent Expert met with many government and civil society representatives as well [...]
The first ever substantive resolution on rights of older persons adopted by the Human Rights Council!
Our work towards a convention on the rights of older people recently took an exciting turn with the adoption of a new resolution (A/HRC/RES/48/3) on 7th October 2021 by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations. The resolution was adopted by consensus without any voting required. This is a significant step forward and [...]
29 September 2021 As the world commemorates the UN International Day of Older Persons 2021, supporters of the Age With Rights Campaign from across the globe are urging governments to move forward with the drafting of a new UN convention on the rights of older persons. Older persons face distinct challenges claiming their rights. Government [...]