Calendar of events and meetings
This one-day intersessional seminar is convened by the Human Rights Council, with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The concept note for the seminar states that ‘the main objective and focus of the seminar is to examine the impact of the implementation by States on their obligations under relevant provisions of international law with regard to the protection of the family on the role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of the human rights of older persons, and to discuss challenges and best practices in this regard. The seminar will have the participation of Member States and other relevant stakeholders, including National Human Rights Institutions, academic experts and civil society organizations.’
The side event ‘Violence against older persons: a violation of human rights’ will take place during the Human Rights Council’s 38th session and will mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will explore the extent to which violence, abuse and neglect is covered by existing human rights mechanisms. The event will focus on how different forms of violence, abuse and neglect have a direct impact on the denial of autonomy and a good standard of care, which link to the themes that will be discussed in the 9th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.
The event will be held in Conference Room XXIII- Palais des Nations.
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