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A very powerful civil society organization called Citizens Participation which is the Dominican Chapter of International Transparency invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC Dominican Republic to participate in a dialog table to discuss the challenges and Perspectives of Public Policies for Older Adults.

Recognizing the need to implement effective policies for older adults in the Dominican Republic and the fact the our country has not still signed the Latin American Convention on Human Rights for older adults, Citizens Participation, organized a dialog table to bring into attention of the Dominican Government the need for the Latin American Convention to be signed so that we can start the implementation of effective public policies in the light of MIPAA and the mentioned convention.

We were three panellists, Mrs Aracelys Azuara Representative of the Organization of American States in the Dominican Republic who spoke about the need of the implementation of the Latin American Convention on Human Rights for Older Adults, Miss Maria Fernanda Ortega, Secretary of the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age who spoke about the Dominican Code of Rights for Older Adults and the fact that after 18 years of its promulgation have not been fully implemented. Finally  Dr. Pereyra focused on the Madrid International Plan of Action and the difficulties in its implementation due to the fact that it does not have a binding mandate and so the need for a convention.

The activity was directed to representatives of NGO’s working with older adults and civil society organizations and received a wide press coverage.

 

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