Resources from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

A Practical Guide to the UN Special Procedures

A guide to the Third Committee of the GA

The ISHR Academy also has a range of useful modules about accessing the UN human rights system and strengthening your UN advocacy skills

Resources from the Universal Rights Group

Human Rights Institutions, mechanisms and processes

A rough guide to the Human Rights Council

A rough guide to the Treaty Bodies

Universal Periodic Review

Universal Periodic Review: Tips for engagement at country level for national human rights institutions and civil society

UN and Human Rights Bodies

Official UN website on Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) – Ageing

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Older Persons

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – International Standards

UN Human Rights Bodies

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Official Documents and UN Processes

International Human Rights Law

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (available in more than 300 languages and dialects)

Human Rights of Older People Source Database:
The database was put together by The Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, which is part of the Washington College of Law in The American University in Washington D.C. Funded by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), this project has captured and made available international, regional and national policy frameworks and laws that pertain to the rights of older people.

Brasilia Declaration:
‘Second Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean: towards a society for all ages and rights-based social protection’, ECLAC UN, Brasilia, Brazil, 4–6 December 2007.

Report of the Expert Group Meeting: ‘Rights of Older Persons’: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Social Policy and Development, Programme on Ageing, Bonn, Germany, 5–7 May 2009

The Toronto Declaration on the Global Prevention of Elder Abuse, WHO/INPEA, 2002