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International Seminar in Rwanda: The role of institutions, family and community in the wellbeing of older persons: first steps towards a gerontological scheme

NSINDAGIZA Organization promoting the rights and welfare of the elderly are pleased to invite you to participate in their International Seminar on Ageing, organized in Rwanda, from July 18-20 2018. The training is organised in partnership with HelpAge International, the International Federation of the associations of the elderly (FIAPA), the University of Rwanda and NSINDAGIZA [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:34:59+02:00 January 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on International Seminar in Rwanda: The role of institutions, family and community in the wellbeing of older persons: first steps towards a gerontological scheme

International Training Programme in Ageing, Policy Formulation and Planning, Nigeria

The International Institute on Ageing UN Malta and the Dave Omokaro Foundation have announced the details of their multi-disciplinary training programme in Ageing, Policy Formulation and Planning. The programme will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from March 5th-9th 2018 and is open to administrators, policy-makers, decision-makers, advocates, and educators from the African region. The flyer [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:44:32+02:00 January 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on International Training Programme in Ageing, Policy Formulation and Planning, Nigeria

Outcomes of the webinar: ‘Long term and palliative care in older age’

On 8th November, GAROP held the second in a series of webinars organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The discussion focused on long term and palliative care, one of the two new focus areas for the ninth session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG).  The webinar was moderated by Ken [...]

By | 2017-11-09T17:34:25+02:00 November 9th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outcomes of the webinar: ‘Long term and palliative care in older age’

International Day of Older Persons 2017

The 28th International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was celebrated on 1st October 2017 and activities to mark the occasion are taking place across the globe this week. The theme for the 2017 IDOP is 'Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society'. The theme aims to explore [...]

By | 2017-10-03T09:22:33+02:00 October 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on International Day of Older Persons 2017

Age Concern New Zealand release Manifesto for 2017 General Election

Last week Age Concern New Zealand released their Election Manifesto 2017.  New Zealand's General Election will take place on 23rd September and advance voting has now begun. The Manifesto describes the context of the ageing population in New Zealand and explains the key challenges currently facing older people. It calls for action to tackle [...]

By | 2017-09-18T12:19:56+02:00 September 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Age Concern New Zealand release Manifesto for 2017 General Election

Outcomes of the Webinar: ‘Moving towards a new convention on the rights of older people’

On 6th September, GAROP held a webinar in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing to discuss the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) and the move towards a new UN convention.  The webinar was moderated by Ken Bluestone (Co-chair of GAROP) and the panellists were Dr Emem Omokaro (Dave Omokaro Foundation) and Bill [...]

By | 2017-09-07T10:02:25+02:00 September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outcomes of the Webinar: ‘Moving towards a new convention on the rights of older people’

Outcomes of the OEWG eighth session

NEW! The Outcome Report from the civil society OEWG preparatory workshop is now available here. The eighth session of the OEWG took place between 5 and 7th July 2017.  This year a number of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) participated in the meeting for the first time along with Member States and NGOs.  The [...]

By | 2017-08-16T13:44:37+02:00 July 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outcomes of the OEWG eighth session