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3 February: GAROP/IFA Webinar


From our friends at the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), following please find information on a new Webinar:

'Time for a UN convention on the rights of older people!'
Our next webinar will take place on 3rd February at 11:00 EST. It will focus on the practical arrangements for the upcoming 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) and discuss the difference that a UN convention will make, particularly in the context of COVID-19. Many thanks to the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) for their ongoing support with this webinar series. Please register and join the discussion to hear from UN colleagues and members of our Global Alliance and to raise any questions you might have. More details about the speakers will be released soon.

Program Description:
The 11th Session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) is expected to take place from 29 March - 1 April 2021.

This webinar is an opportunity for those interested or active in advocacy for the human rights of older people to learn more about activities underway locally and at the United Nations.
It will explore the following topics:

  • What difference will a UN convention make for older people and for governments, particularly in the context of COVID-19?
  • Update about the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing
  • How will the 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing be organised this year?
  • What can NGOs do now at national level to advocate for a UN convention?

This webinar will be recorded and posted on the IFA YouTube channel.


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