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Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
for the purpose of strengthening the protection
of the human rights of older persons


The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010. The working group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures.

A/RES/67/139   English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语
Towards a Comprehensive and Integral International Legal Instrument to Promote and Protect the Rights and Dignity of Older Persons

A/RES/65/182   English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语
Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing.


The Eleventh Session of the Working Group will be held from 29 March to 1 April 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Report of the Tenth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, A/AC.278/2019/2
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