16th March 2011
The new UN Open Ended Working Group on Ageing that has been set up by the UN to discuss better protection of older people’s rights and its first working session will be at the UN in New York 18-21 April 2011.
The Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing is a new UN working group that was established by a decision made in a resolution (http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group) at the 2010 General Assembly. The OEWG is a working group of the UN which is made up of Member States.
Its main purpose is strengthening the protection of the human rights of older people. The OEWG on Ageing will examine the existing international framework in relation to the human rights of older people and identify possible gaps and how best to address them.
The first working session will be on 18-21 April 2011 at the UN headquarters in New Yorkn and will cover:
*Existing international framework on the human rights of older persons.
*Existing regional framework or mechanism on the human rights of older persons.
*Existing gaps at the international level.
The second working session will take place on 1-5 August 2011 (agenda to be confirmed).
NGOs with ECOSOC observer status can register to attend the meetings. NGOs without ECOSOC observer status can apply for accreditation and register to attend the meetings. Please visit http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/ngosfirstsession.shtml#accreditation for more information.
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.
15th January 2021
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.
1st January 2021
This year we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary.
27th November 2020