NEWS:

The ILC Global Alliance attended the first session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons at the United Nations in New York from 18 to 21 April 2011.

The first session focused on understanding the current situation of the human rights of older persons around the world and the schedule included:

*Statements by member states on current situation of the human rights of older persons.

*Panel discussions on the existing international framework and regional mechanisms on the human rights of older persons.

*Discussion on the identification of existing gaps at the international level and measures to address them.

More details about the first session of OEWG can be found at: http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/firstsession.shtml#ngos
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The second session is scheduled for 1-5 August 2011 (agenda to be confirmed).

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After a successful first edition in 2019, almost one hundred participants (ranging from 50 to 74 years) started on 14 January 2021 with the free learning program Silver Starters, which was developed by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Aegon. In 12 weeks, the participants will lay the foundation for converting their idea into their own company through online learning and coaching.

On the last day of 2020, the 300th story milestone was accomplished and published on Wij & corona (translated into Us & corona). On this Dutch story platform experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other! For example, Willem (71) tells how he tries to stay fit at home and Maarten (77), who is a heart patient and must be extra careful.

This year we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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