Want to know more about the process of obtaining a convention on the rights of older adults?
The UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing – OEWG 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.
“The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) aims to discuss concrete ways to strengthen the protection of our human rights as we age. It is the only group in the United Nations (UN) that brings together Member States, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), NGOs and UN agencies on this issue.”
Learn more about the OWEG and their resolutions at the links below:
Towards a Comprehensive and Integral International Legal Instrument to Promote and Protect the Rights and Dignity of Older Persons
A/RES/67/139 English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语
Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing
A/RES/65/182 English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语