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

Eleventh Session

Date and Venue

The Eleventh Session of the Working Group will be held from 6 to 9 April 2020, in Conference Room 4, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

- Letter to Member States from H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the General Assembly
- Letter from H.E. Mr. Martin Garcia Moritan. Ambassador of Argentina to the UN, Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

ATTENTION: In light of the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation and its implications for intergovernmental meetings held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a decision was made to postpone the eleventh session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, scheduled for 6 April 2020.

The session will be held at a later date to be announced in due course. In the meantime, consultations regarding the draft recommendations will continue remotely.

Please check this website for regular updates.

Participation of NGOs - Cancelled

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) - Cancelled

Online Application Form for Side Events - Cancelled

List of NGOs Accredited to the OEWG on Ageing

Member States' delegations are invited to register the names of their representatives, alternatedesa-ageing representatives & advisers through the e-List of Participants module on the e-deleGATE portal.

Call for inputs    -   CLOSED

The Chair of the Open-ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, invites Members of the Working Group, “A” status National Human Rights Institutions, non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC Status and previously accredited organizations to the Working Group, as well as United Nations Funds, Programmes, Specialized Agencies and other UN Entities, to provide:

  1. Substantive inputs on the two focus areas of the Eleventh session, namely "Right to Work and Access to the Labour Market" and "Access to Justice" in the context of older persons. Please refer to “guiding questions” on each of the focus areas. Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area.
  1. Substantive inputs, in the form of normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older people to “Education, Training, Life-long Learning and Capacity Building” and “Social Protection and Social Security (including social protection floors)”, the two focus areas of the previous 10th session of the Working Group. Please refer to "guiding questions" on each of the focus areas. Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area.

Eleventh Session Communications and Documents

Documents submitted to the Eleventh Session

Links to submissions from:

 

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