Saturday, October 6, 2012

UN Member States may Start Work on a Convention to Guarantee the Human Rights of Older People

October 6, 2012

Dear GAA Friend,

EXCITING NEWS:   A UN Member State may well suggest next week (October 9-12, 2012) that the UN General Assembly consider a resolution to begin work leading to a Human Rights Convention on Aging. 

Nearly 100 Member States will have to vote in favor of the resolution for it to pass.  If successful, Member States would then begin to consider what human rights should be included in a Convention.

The prospect that the UN may move in this direction soon is very welcome news to older people everywhere, as well as NGOs, including Global Action on Aging.  We'll keep you posted on this exciting development in the days and weeks ahead. 

Have a great week, Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging

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