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Invitation to sign an Open Letter on the Rights of Older Persons

We would like to invite you as civil society organisations to sign an Open Letter on the Rights of Older Persons urging UN member states to take action and commence the drafting of a new UN convention on the rights of older persons.

Please click here to download the Open Letter

To sign the letter on behalf of your civil society organisation please complete this online form here: https://form.jotform.com/212475327343050

(If you are an NGO that does not have any UN accreditation, please check the box: “non ECOSOC” in the form).

The Open Letter was drafted by experts from National Human Rights Institutions, academia from different regions, and with inputs from members of the Global Alliance on the Rights of Older Persons Steering Group.

Please note that the deadline to sign the Open Letter is on Thursday 16th September 2021 at 1pm CEST Geneva time. It will be published with the names of the organisations (not with the names of contact persons).

Invitation to attend a side event during the UN’s Human Rights Council 48th. Session

The Open Letter will be published on 20th of September before the side event during the UN Human Rights Council 48th Session. The side event entitled Human Rights in Older Age: Towards the Elimination of Ageism and Age Discrimination will take place on Tuesday, 21st September at 14:00 Geneva time, 8:00 NY time.

Find the side event concept note here and register here: http://bit.ly/HumanRightsinOlderAge

Please support this action! Your support and engagement are highly needed and will be much appreciated.

Kiran Rabheru MD, CCFP, FRCP, DABPN

Geriatric Psychiatrist, TOH

Professor of Psychiatry, U of Ottawa

Chair, Steering Group, GAROP

Chair of the Board, ILC-Canada

Support a U.N. Convention on the Rights of Older Persons