A/HRC/49/70: Normative standards and obligations under international law in relation to the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
28 January 2022
The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 48/3, provides an analytical overview of normative standards and obligations under international law in relation to the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons. The report concludes that the current international framework provides fragmented and inconsistent coverage of the human rights of older persons in law and practice and that there is a need to move expeditiously towards developing and adopting a coherent, comprehensive and integrated human rights framework on older persons, while further integrating older persons’ concerns into the work of existing mechanisms. The report is intended to facilitate discussion at a multi - stakeholder meeting mandated in the same resolution, as well as to contribute to all relevant discussions at the national, regional and international levels, including the Open - ended Working Group on Ageing.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human Rights Council, Forty-ninth session, 28 February–1 April 2022