Intersessional Seminar on the Protection of the Family

This one-day intersessional seminar is convened by the Human Rights Council, with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The concept note for the seminar states that ‘the main objective and focus of the seminar is to examine the impact of the implementation by States on their obligations under relevant provisions of international law with regard to the protection of the family on the role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of the human rights of older persons, and to discuss challenges and best practices in this regard. The seminar will have the participation of Member States and other relevant stakeholders, including National Human Rights Institutions, academic experts and civil society organizations.’