GAROP releases Opening Statement for OEWG10

This statement is made on behalf of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP), a global network of over 300 organisations united to strengthen and promote the rights of older persons. I represent ACAMAGE from Cameroon, which is a member of GAROP. We commend the decision of the 73rd UN General Assembly [...]

By |2019-04-17T16:57:12+00:00April 14th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GAROP releases Opening Statement for OEWG10

Webinar report: Mobilising for the 10th session of the OEWG

On 13th March, GAROP held the 6th in its series of webinars organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. This webinar focused on the 10th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) to be held in New York between 15th-18th April and how NGOs can engage at national level in the [...]

By |2019-03-15T18:18:32+00:00March 15th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webinar report: Mobilising for the 10th session of the OEWG

HelpAge Espana releases a new report about a UN convention

As part of a new project funded by the IMSERSO (the Ministry of Health in Spain), HelpAge International Espana has produced a new report entitled: 'Derechos de las personas mayores: Hacia una Convención de Naciones Unidas para los derechos de las personas mayores'. The report focuses on the UN Convention process and their recommendations [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:28:54+00:00March 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on HelpAge Espana releases a new report about a UN convention

Webinar report: ‘Developing normative content for a new UN convention on the rights of older people’

On 15th January, GAROP and the IFA hosted the webinar 'Developing normative content for a new UN convention on the rights of older people'.  The UN has asked for written submissions in the form of normative content for the right to autonomy and independence and the right to long term care and palliative care in [...]

By |2019-09-11T16:40:37+00:00January 16th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webinar report: ‘Developing normative content for a new UN convention on the rights of older people’

UN Independent Expert makes statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has issued a media statement today saying that the financial abuse of older persons is rampant and must be exposed. She also stated that most abuse goes undetected even when there are clear warning signs and many older people [...]

By |2018-06-14T15:03:04+00:00June 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on UN Independent Expert makes statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Webinar report: Mobilising for the 9th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

On 30th May, GAROP held the fourth in its series of webinars help in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The discussion focused on Mobilising for the ninth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), which will be held in New York on 23rd-26th July 2018. The webinar was moderated by Ken [...]

By |2018-06-05T09:44:43+00:00June 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Webinar report: Mobilising for the 9th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

Final Conference Statement – 5th National Elder Abuse Conference

The Final Conference Statement from the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference held in Sydney, Australia on 19-20th February is now available on the conference website. The Statement calls for urgent action to fully resource the change needed to tackle elder abuse, and support and empower older people. You can also watch over 50 videos of [...]

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