New Independent Expert report on the impact of COVID-19 on older people’s rights published

The latest report from the UN Independent Expert (IE) on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler (pictured), has been published on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report entitled 'Impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the enjoyment of all human rights [...]

By |2020-09-11T15:44:44+00:00September 7th, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on New Independent Expert report on the impact of COVID-19 on older people’s rights published

Older campaigners remain determined as a key UN meeting on their human rights is cancelled

Despite the cancellation of the full 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), members of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) are committed to ensuring that older persons are an integral part of the international discussions about their rights. On Thursday 12th March, the UN announced that [...]

By |2020-09-03T10:18:36+00:00March 19th, 2020|Home page, News|Comments Off on Older campaigners remain determined as a key UN meeting on their human rights is cancelled

GAROP Asia Pacific members adopt the ‘Kerala Declaration’

Kerala Declaration Declaration from the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People’s Asia Pacific members workshop Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 14 November 2019 We make this urgent call from GAROP members in Asia Pacific States to the OEWG on Ageing to accelerate the work relating to the adoption of a new UN convention on the human [...]

By |2020-04-01T16:42:07+00:00December 12th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GAROP Asia Pacific members adopt the ‘Kerala Declaration’

Members and older activists mobilise for IDOP 2019

GAROP members in all regions are busy marking International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) 2019 in a variety of ways this week. This year's official IDOP theme is the 'Journey to age equality'. The sub-themes include lifelong learning, decent work, and social protection. These are all focus areas of rights currently being examined by [...]

By |2020-09-30T08:57:53+00:00October 1st, 2019|Home page, News|Comments Off on Members and older activists mobilise for IDOP 2019

Webinar report: Access to Justice in Older Age

On 22nd August, GAROP held the latest webinar in its series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on older people's access to justice, one of the two new areas of older people's rights due to be discussed for the first time at the 11th session of the Open-Ended Working [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:30:02+00:00August 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Webinar report: Access to Justice in Older Age

Activist Naraidoo Gava Naraidoo reports on his participation in the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in July

NGO Statement and Panel discussion on technical cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights I felt the weight of Human Rights NGOs and activists on my shoulders as a privilege when delivering the joint NGO statement at the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to the delegates precisely on behalf [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:25:11+00:00August 22nd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Activist Naraidoo Gava Naraidoo reports on his participation in the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in July

Webinar report: The F.A.I.R. Guidelines – four steps towards a UN convention on the rights of older people

On 30th July, GAROP held the seventh webinar in its series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on the F.A.I.R. Guidelines, recently launched by HelpAge International, that set out four key steps that organisations can follow in their national advocacy work around a UN convention on the rights of [...]

By |2019-07-31T12:04:01+00:00July 31st, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webinar report: The F.A.I.R. Guidelines – four steps towards a UN convention on the rights of older people
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