Based on its current method of working, each year the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) usually 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.

There was no UN call for written submissions in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the postponement of the 11th session. However, there may be an opportunity to submit written inputs on the 11th session topics in early 2021. Please check our updates about preparing for the 11th session for more information about this.

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