This calendar compiles information about events and meetings relevant to the human rights of older people. It displays information about events and meetings organised by Civil Society Organisations, National Human Rights Institutions, Governments and others. It also includes formal UN meetings and sessions that are relevant to older people’s rights and GAROP members’ advocacy on a new convention on the rights of older people. The calendar includes national, regional and international level events.
‘The Right to Work and Access to the Labour Market in Older Age’ (5th September from 14:00-15:00 BST)
The right to work and access to the labour market is one of the new areas of older people’s human rights that will be discussed at the 11th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing in New York from 6-9th April 2020. The UN will soon call for written submissions on this topic, which will play an important role in shaping the debates that will happen at the 11th session. A strong civil society response to this consultation is vital. This webinar will explore some of the key issues and barriers around the right to work and access to the labour market in older age. It will provide examples of how to provide a strong substantive response to the UN consultation’s guiding questions with examples from the Chilean national context.