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

Tenth Working Session

Date and Venue

The Tenth Working Session of the Working Group will be held from 15 to 18 April 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The session will be webcast live at: http://webtv.un.org

Participation of NGOs
Coming soon (expected launch on 18 January 2019)

Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
Coming soon (expected launch on 18 January 2019)

Side Events Application Form
Coming soon (expected launch on 11 February 2019)

Tenth Session Documents

Call for inputs   -    Deadline 1 February 2019

The Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, invites Members of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, “A” status National Human Rights Institutions, non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC Status and previously accredited organizations to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 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 10th session, namely "Social protection and social security including social protection floors" and "Education, training, lifelong learning and capacity-building" 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 “Autonomy and Independence” and “Long-term and Palliative Care”, the two focus areas of the previous 9th 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.

Kindly note that inputs should be sent to the United Nations focal point on Ageing at ageing@un.org by 1 February 2019.

As agreed by the Bureau of the Working Group, and in order to feed into the substantive discussion of the 10th session of the Working Group, the Secretariat has been requested to prepare the following:

 

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