The SGA Africa is organising this Regional Expert Conference on the Human Rights Situation of Older Persons in Africa as an Inter-sessional Event of the United Nations General Assembly Open-ended Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons.
The conference will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on 20th November 2019. Its objective is to provide a platform for a diverse set of stakeholders in the region, including Governments, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academia, older persons, regional organizations as well as intergovernmental institutions and United Nations organizations to discuss the human rights situation of older persons in Africa, and to enable a better understanding of progress made and challenges faced in ensuring those rights, as well as exchange related experiences and lessons learned. The Conference welcomes the participation of non-African member States and is
open to a global audience.