UNDESA DSPD Ageing

Issue 53, June 2014

United Nations Human Rights Council Appoints Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons

On 8 May 2014, the Council appointed Ms. Rosita Kornfeld-Matte (Chile) as Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons. This appointment was established by Human Rights Council resolution 24/20. Click here to find out more about Ms. Kornfeld-Matte's experience as well as her mandate for the next three years.

Fifth Session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing for the Purpose of Strengthening the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons

The fifth working session of the OEWG on Ageing is scheduled to take place in New York from 30 July - 1 August 2014 and will commence daily at 10:00 am. NGO online pre-registration is now OPEN. Click here to find out more about how to participate, apply for accreditation and pre-register online. Deadline for applying for accreditation is 23 June 2014.  Stay tuned to the 5th session OEWG website for updates!

Check out the new Bureau members of the 5th session of the OEWG at http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/bureau.shtml

General Assembly Resolution on Ageing and Older Persons

Resolution A/RES/68/134 on Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing (22 January 2014) adopted at the 68th session of the General Assembly is available on the web site of the Focal Point on Ageing http://social.un.org/index/Ageing.aspx

Second World Assembly

Second World Assembly on Ageing 2002
The General Assembly resolved to hold the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 in order to assess the progress made by Member States during the past 20 years in implementing the Vienna Plan of Action.