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

  • 01

    All day

    The Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation between the EU and 30 European countries and the ASEAN Secretariat and 21 Asian countries.

    The ASEM dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues, with the objective of strengthening the relationship between the two regions, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

    The 4th ASEM Conference of Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons will take place on 1st-2nd October 2019 at the Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul.

  • 10

    10:00 -13:00

    29th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons at the United Nations – ‘The Journey to Age Equality’

    The United Nations International Day of Older Persons aims to enshrine and promote the rights of older persons, and to engage and mobilize advocates to protect those rights. The panel will look at sub themes including inequalities in the care sector, lifelong learning work/life balance, and social protection.  The meeting will take place in the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber from 10am to 1pm on 10th October 2019.

    Click here to view the flyer with further details of the speakers and panelists.

    Click here to register.

    The event will also be webcast at

  • 16

    All day

    This is a capacity-building workshop for around 50 GAROP member organisations based in the African region. The aim of the workshop is to nurture collaborative links between members, give training on human rights and the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing process, and plan effective joint advocacy. The workshop is organised by GAROP with the support of the Swedish Postcode Foundation and our local hosts, Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA).


  • 17

    All day

    Older women want to live in a society which recognises their contribution and values them as an individual, regardless of their age. Older women are the new face of poverty and the fastest growing cohort amongst the homeless in Australia. Older women are also often excluded from the statistics of violence against women, and therefore remain hidden. Many older women are facing a future of economic uncertainty. This conference aims to be part of the solution to secure the future of Older Women in Australia.

    This conference is organised by the National Older Women’s Network, Australia.

    To view the flyer, click here

    For registrations click here

    Contact: (02) 9519 8044 or