Call for inputs on “focus issues” for the ninth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (deadline: 9 April 2018)

The ninth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing will be held in New York from 23 to 26 July 2018.

The Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, invites Members of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, “A” status National Human Rights Institutions, non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC Status and previously accredited organizations to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, as well as United Nations Funds, Programmes, Specialized Agencies and other UN Entities, to provide substantive inputs on:

  1. Two focus areas of the upcoming ninth session, namely "Autonomy and Independence" and "Long-term and Palliative Care" in the context of older persons. Please refer to “guiding questions” on each of the focus areas linked above. Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area.
  2. Normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older people to “Equality and non-discrimination” and “Violence, neglect and abuse”; the two focus areas of the previous eighth session of the Working Group. Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area.

Kindly note that inputs should be sent to the United Nations focal point on Ageing, Ms. Rosemary Lane, at ageing@un.org by 9 April 2018.