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 [...]

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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

Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day from the GAROP Steering Group

A new UN convention is essential to fully protect everyone’s right to freedom from violence, abuse and neglect in old age Older people are now facing even higher levels of violence, abuse and neglect in the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation demands urgent interventions now as well as the development of a dedicated international human rights [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:54:37+00:00June 15th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day from the GAROP Steering Group

Over 140 UN Member States call for stronger protection of older people’s human rights

Over 140 UN Member States have endorsed a joint statement supporting the UN Secretary-General's policy brief on COVID-19 and older persons. The UN policy brief was published on 1st May and included a number of important recommendations on how to strengthen the COVID-19 response with respect to older people. The substantial number of signatories to [...]

By |2020-05-18T15:38:13+00:00May 18th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on Over 140 UN Member States call for stronger protection of older people’s human rights

Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

An Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General in response to the release of the ‘Policy brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons’ Prepared by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) 5th May 2020 Dear Secretary-General, We congratulate you for your UN Policy Brief ‘The impact of COVID-19 on older persons’ [...]

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