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Public Consultation on the Human Rights of Older Persons, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room V, 15 April 2013, 10.00-18.00

Human Rights Council Resolution 21/23, “Human rights of older persons” requests OHCHR “to organize, in Geneva, an intersessional public consultation on the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons, with the participation of States Members of the United Nations, relevant international organizations, United Nations agencies and stakeholders, in order to receive information and share good practices on the matter”.

The public consultation will take place in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room V, on Monday 15 April 2013, from 10.00 to 18.00. Experts from UN agencies, governments, national human rights intitutions, academic institutions and civil society organizations from different regions of the world will discuss the main challenges to the full enjoyment of human rights by older persons, and illustrate about good practices in this area. Among the issues to be discussed are age discrimination and ageism, the rights to health, work and social security of older persons, and violence, abuse and neglect against older persons.

Participation is open to the public, but accreditation is needed to enter the premises of Palais des Nations. Should you need accreditation, please contact isevin@ohchr.org, with copy to ccourtis@ohchr.org, mentioning your willingness to participate in the consultation, by Friday 12 April, noon.

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