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Resolution on the “Follow-Up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing”

By Global Action on Aging

November 16, 2010


The UN General Assembly will consider this Resolution on the “Follow-Up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing” very soon:


“Decides to establish an open-ended working group, open to all Member States of the United Nations, for the purpose of strengthening the protection of human rights of older persons, by considering the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identifying possible gaps and on how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures, and requests the Secretary-General, to provide all necessary support within existing resources for the duration of its mandate.

Further decides that the open-ended working group shall

a) Meet at the UN Headquarters in New York; 

b) Decide on its calendar and programme of work by consensus at an organizational meeting in early 2011.

Invites States, relevant bodies and organizations of the United Nations system, including relevant human rights mandate-holders and treaty bodies, the regional commissions, as well as intergovernmental and relevant non-governmental organizations, with an interest in the matter to make contributions to the work entrusted to the working group, as appropriate.”

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