The Global Alliance

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally.

Calendar of events and meetings

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  • 05

    All day

    The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on “Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons” will take place on 5-7 Sep 2018. The event will be hosted by National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) and cooperatively organised by ASEM Global Ageing Center.  

    The programme and further information is available here.

    Several members of GAROP and one of our Co-chairs will be in attendance.

  • 11

    12:30 -13:30

    The event will take place on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – 12h30-13h30 – Geneva, Palais des Nations, Conference Room XXV.

    This side event will discuss the impact of social exclusion of older persons – a key issue in addressing existing protection gaps, thereby focusing on concrete rights-based solutions. Based on the Independent Expert’s report (A/HRC/39/50) that provides an overview of the global policy framework and analyses social exclusion concepts and various forms of appearances, gaps and good practices will be discussed – in an informal interactive way with a wide variety of discussants from the civil society, international organizations, state representatives and other stakeholders – in light of the need for a consistent application of a human rights-based lens to ageing as well as solutions such as the formulation of global minimum standards.

    Download the flyer here.

  • 25

    All day

    HelpAge Espana is organising an international forum on Older People in Valencia, Spain on 25th September, with the support of La Caixa and the Government of Valencia.

    The event will bring together experts from Spain and around the world to discuss a range of topics relevant to the rights of older people.

    The main objectives of the event are to discuss and raise awareness of the current situation regarding the rights of older people and ageing around the world. The event will also focus on the possible contents of a future United Nations International Convention on the Rights of Older People, and involve the regional government, Generalitat Valencia, and other local actors in strategies and actions for the protection of the human rights of older people.

    More information including the full programme and registration link are available here.