21st April 2011
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
The second session is scheduled for 1-5 August 2011 (agenda to be confirmed).
From 6 May to 11 June 2021, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism hosted the Robert N. Butler–Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy: "Combatting Loneliness in Aging: Toward a 21st Century Blueprint for Societal Connectedness" online.
3rd September 2021
The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.
The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.
5th August 2021