Based on its current method of working, each year the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) calls for written submissions on selected focus areas of older people’s rights. All Member States, A-status National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are invited to submit written inputs. The UN team then prepares working documents based on these inputs to be discussed in the next session of the OEWG in New York. GAROP is working towards the development of content for a UN convention that will advance the protection of the rights of older people and supporting our members to engage effectively in this process. We strongly encourage all GAROP members and OEWG-accredited NGOs to make substantive and normative written submissions and use the resources provided here to help you in this work.
Links and resources:
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- Official UN website for further information about the consultation
- Paper prepared by GAROP Technical Group: suggested normative elements for education, capacity-building, training and lifelong learning
- Paper prepared by GAROP Technical Group: suggested normative elements for social security and social protection, including social protection floors
- Access to Justice: Webinar summary, slides and recording
- Right to work and access to the labour market: Webinar summary, slides and recording