Details of the Twelfth OEWG Session

The twelfth session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) is scheduled to take place on 11th-14th April 2022. Official updates about the session will be shared on the official OEWG website.

Focus areas of rights

NEW! The call for written inputs is now open. Guiding questions for each focus area are available on the official OEWG website.

Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area. Please send inputs to ‘ageing@un.orgby 15 February 2022.

The call is for Substantive inputs on the two new focus areas of the 12th session, namely:

  • Contribution of older persons to sustainable development
  • Economic security in the context of older persons

There is also a call for Substantive inputs, in the form of normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older people to the:

  • Right to work and access to the labor market
  • Access to justice

The substantive debates at the twelfth session will include further discussion around these focus areas.

Accreditation for NGOs

NEW! The call for applications for accreditation to the UN’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) is now open. More information is available on the official OEWG website here. Deadline: 11th February 2022. 

You can read more about accreditation to the OEWG and its benefits here.

NGO inputs and participation

We are still waiting for confirmation from the OEWG Bureau about the nature of NGO participation in the twelfth OEWG session and whether this will be all or partly virtual again.

More information about oral statements, NGO pre-registration if applicable, side events and preparatory workshops for NGOs and NHRIs will be shared here and by email with GAROP members in due course. Please check back here and on the official OEWG website regularly for updates.