The 2014 Social Forum

The 2014 Social Forum took place from 1 to 3 April 2014 in Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Human Rights Council resolution 24/25 entitled “The Social Forum”.

As requested by the Council in the above-mentioned resolution, the 2014 Social Forum will focus on "the rights of older persons, including best practices in this regard".

For enquires, please contact the Secretariat of the Social Forum (fax: + 41 22 928 9010; e-mail:

Relevant documents

Background documents

  • Secretary General Report, Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing, A/66/173
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  • High Commissioner's ECOSOC Report, E/2012/51
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  • Summary report of the consultation on the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons, A/HRC/24/25
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  • OHCHR Compilation of existing international legal instruments, documents and programmes that address the situation of older persons, A/AC.278/2013/CRP.1

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