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Open-ended working group on ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons

In December 2010, the General Assembly adopted resolution 65/182 establishing the Open-ended working group on ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons.

For the first time States will consider the existing human rights framework and mechanisms, including gaps, with the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons.

The resolution calls for the consideration of the feasibility of further instruments and measures to address the particular human rights challenges older people face. 

OHCHR welcomes the establishment of this working group and fully supports the process and its results.

The first substantive session took place in New York, 18-21 April 2011. For details about the programme of work, opening statements by members States and other participants, panelists and their presentations, references documents and the final Chair summary, please visit the dedicated web site: http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/firstsession.shtml