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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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Following a meeting of its members on Thursday, 7 May 2020, the ILC Global Alliance has prepared a Position Statement on COVID-19.

Wij & corona is a Dutch platform where the 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!

The Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and ILC-Netherlands research project focusses on the impact, measures and restrictions of the corona virus on the senior population. The project intends to focus on how a diverse group of seniors (aged 60+) experience the virus and the measures taken. How do they perceive the risks and how does is impact their daily lives?

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