NGO Statements & Documents on Human Rights and Older Persons

The documents posted below have all been drafted and finalized by the chair of NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva
and/or their members. The NGO Statements in particular were first finalized in Geneva before behing submitted to NGOs
from New York and Vienna for adoption and signature.
 
Therefore you will find 3 types of documents:
 
A.  NGO official statements to the Human Rights Council
  >> 2006: Statement on the Human Rights of Older Persons (signed by more than 24 NGOs)
                - in English
                - in French
                - in German
 >> 2009: Statement on the Human Rights of Older Women (signed by more than 34 NGOs)
                - in English
                - in French
                - in Spanish
 
B. Booklets or Panel Reports on Human Rights
 >> 1999: official UN booklet realized by Leila Seigel and Astrid Stuckelberger with NGOs and the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva
               including the original and only texts existing on the Human Rights of Older Persons
                (General Comment nr 6, ECOSOC)
 
 >> 2002: Panel Report on Long Life Human Rights realized by Danielle Bridel and Astrid Stuckelberger
                during the Commission on Human Rights at the UN in Geneva
 
C. UN Press or Media on the Human Rights of Older Persons
 >> UN Chronicle in 2002 (in French):
      Clain of a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons (by Danielle Bridel, Zonta, then chair of the committee)
 >> UN Special (in English and French):
      "The Missing Voice of Older Persons" on the Abuse and Neglect of the Rights of Older Persons (by Astrid Stuckelberger, current chair)
 

News!!! Human Rights of Older Persons

19 October 2010: CEDAW Committee adopted the General Recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights. Available online: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/CEDAW-C-2010-47-GC1.pdf

 

16 November 2010 (A/C.3/65/L.8/Rev.1):
The UN Third Committee of the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution on ageing  deciding "to establish an open-ended working group on the rights of older persons, open to all States Members of the United Nations,  open to all States Members of the United Nations, for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons by considering the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identifying possible gaps and how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures".

 

2010 Annual Report of OHCHR on Older persons and social protection
Independent Expert on human rights and extreme Poverty in 2010

To read documents see http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Poverty/Pages/OlderPersons.aspx  

 
 
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