Consultation and Other Opportunities

Below you can find the details of consultations that are relevant to older people’s human rights being conducted by UN agencies, members of our Global Alliance, and other stakeholders. Please note that you should click the links for more information, contact the organisers of the consultation directly with any queries and follow their instructions on how to submit your inputs.

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Invitation to participate in a research project about civil society mobilisation for the rights of older people

Deadline: 27th January 2023

Issued by: Kings College London (in collaboration with GAROP)

GAROP is pleased to be collaborating with Kings College London on a research project entitled ‘Civil Society Mobilisation for the Rights of Older Persons: Facilitators, barriers and support needs.’ The findings of this research will be very helpful in informing how we can understand the specific needs of our members and improve the support that we offer.

Participation in the research is voluntary and there are no financial incentives offered. There are two ways in which you can get involved, either by completing an online survey, or by participating in an interview with Dr. Green. The information sheet below explains more about the research including details about participating in an interview. Please note that in addition to the languages below, you can also get in touch with Dr. Green in German and the interview can be conducted in German too.

Click here to read the information sheet in English
Haga clic aquí para leer la hoja informativa en español
– Cliquez ici pour lire la fiche d’information en français
– Clique aqui para ler a ficha de informação em português

Survey
To participate directly in the online survey, use the links below:
Click here to access the online survey in English
– Haga clic aquí para acceder a la encuesta en línea en español
– Cliquez ici pour accéder à l’enquête en ligne en français
– Clique aqui para acessar a pesquisa on-line em português

Call for inputs: Visit to the Dominican Republic 28 February – 10 March 2023

Deadline: 31 January 2023

Issued by: Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Purpose: Ahead of an official country visit to the Dominican Republic, scheduled from 28 February to 10 March 2023, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Dr. Claudia Mahler, requests the feedback of all relevant stakeholders. During this visit, the Independent Expert will assess the human rights situation of older persons and progress in the implementation of the State’s obligations to ensure the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons. She will also identify challenges and formulate recommendations to the State and relevant stakeholders, related to the realisation of all human rights of older persons. The Independent Expert will submit a full report on the country visit to the Human Rights Council at its 55th session in September 2023.

Call for inputs:
In preparation of the visit, the Independent Expert invites all interested individuals and organizations, including civil society organizations, activists, academics and older persons themselves, to provide input for the preparation of her visit. She would welcome information on issues related to the human rights situation of older persons.

Inputs may be sent via e-mail at hrc-ie-olderpersons@un.org in format Word or PDF. Inputs can be submitted in English, French or Spanish. All submissions must be received no later than 31 January 2023.

More information:
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Call for inputs: Violence, abuse and neglect of older persons

Deadline: 1 March 2023

Issued by: Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Purpose: The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons will focus her next thematic report to the Human Rights Council in 2023 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons. The report will examine the existing legal protection standards and analyse the forms of violence, abuse and neglect faced by older persons. It will also identify good practices in combating violence and abuse of older persons and will analyse the issue from an intersectional perspective, exploring the interactions with other social factors such as gender, sex, race, ethnicity, indigenous identity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, social status, place of origin and immigration status. The Independent Expert will provide recommendations on ways to protect older persons from violence while upholding their human rights, and in ensuring victims’ access to justice, remedies and reparations.

Call for inputs:
To inform the report, the Independent Expert would like to seek written inputs from relevant stakeholders, including national and local governments, national and international non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, international and regional inter-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and entities, activists, and academics.

Inputs may be sent via e-mail at hrc-ie-olderpersons@un.org in format Word or PDF. Inputs can be submitted in English, French or Spanish. All submissions must be received no later than 1 March 2023.

More information:
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