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 [...]

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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’ [...]

By |2020-06-01T09:30:34+00:00May 5th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

Webinar report: Learning from civil society engagement in other international human rights processes

On 13th March GAROP held its latest webinar in the series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on learning from the experiences of civil society involvement in other UN human rights processes. Tina Minkowitz, the founder of the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, [...]

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GAROP Steering Group releases statement on COVID-19 and older people’s rights

On 7th May, World Health Day, the Steering Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons (GAROP) released a statement about COVID-19 and the human rights of older persons. The statement calls for States to protect the human rights of older persons on an equal basis with others without discrimination and without [...]

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GAROP welcomes appointment of Claudia Mahler as the new Independent Expert on older people’s rights

On 13th March, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Dr. Claudia Mahler as the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons. The special procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. Claudia [...]

By |2020-04-03T15:20:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on GAROP welcomes appointment of Claudia Mahler as the new Independent Expert on older people’s rights

Older campaigners remain determined as a key UN meeting on their human rights is cancelled

Despite the cancellation of the full 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), members of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) are committed to ensuring that older persons are an integral part of the international discussions about their rights. On Thursday 12th March, the UN announced that [...]

By |2020-04-01T17:03:51+00:00March 19th, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on Older campaigners remain determined as a key UN meeting on their human rights is cancelled

Webinar report: National advocacy ahead of the 11th OEWG session

GAROP held its latest webinar on 22nd January focusing on national advocacy by NGOs in the crucial few weeks leading up to the 11th Open-ended Working Group on Ageing session. The webinar was part of a series of webinars organised with the support of the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar was moderated by [...]

By |2020-04-01T17:01:20+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Home page|Comments Off on Webinar report: National advocacy ahead of the 11th OEWG session