Here you can find a variety of advocacy tools and materials produced by GAROP to support you in your work to strengthen older people’s rights, amplify older people’s voices, and engage effectively in the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) process. You can also find further resources produced by some of our members here. If you are an NGO that supports our vision, mission and values, you can apply to join GAROP to receive further updates and information from our Secretariat by email.
COVID-19 Guide 2021
Access the Guide here: English Español Français
The aim of this guide is to provide you with shared messages that link COVID-19 with our campaign for a UN convention in order to build government support in the weeks running up to the 11th OEWG session. It provides you with:
- Common messages to provide clarity and consistency in our advocacy at national and global level. This draws on the work by members on effective framing and communication around a convention and on GAROP’s positions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A compilation of resources to support your national advocacy. These are the most relevant and useful resources for building political support in the run-up to the 11th OEWG session.
Guidelines I – National level advocacy around the OEWG – Spanish, French , Arabic and Russian
Guidelines II – Engaging in a substantive debate – Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian
Guidelines III – Preparing oral statements for OEWG sessions – French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – ‘Strengthening Older Persons ‘ Rights Worldwide’ English French
‘Preparing for a substantive debate at the 8th Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG)‘ Event Outcome Report – 3 July 2017
Useful advocacy resources from GAROP members
HelpAge International’s briefing note about the OEWGA intersessional work explains more about this process and how NGO’s can get involved.
HelpAge International’s ‘Less Talking More Drafting’ toolkit with resources to help strengthen our collective voice, including flyers for decision-makers, social media posts, a press release template is available here.
AGE Platform Europe’s ‘EU Leads the Rally’ toolkit to support advocacy with EU Member States to to mobilise and speak up in favour of a new UN convention and demonstrate their commitment to equality at all ages is available here.
F.A.I.R Guidelines: Our member, HelpAge International, has produced a comprehensive set of guidelines called the ‘F.A.I.R. Guidelines’ to support NGOs undertaking advocacy around a new UN convention. You can access these guidelines in English, Spanish, Russian and Arabic here.
AGE Platform Europe’s Older Persons’ Self-Advocacy Handbook on Human Rights
HelpAge International’s Age Demands Action Campaign Manual
Click here to learn more about the GAROP webinar series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing and to listen to past webinars online.