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Implementing the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: a Call for Action

Date/Time:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 09:30 to 13:30

Organized by OAS, PAHO and ECLAC.

This meeting has the following objectives:

- Bring together key international and regional stakeholders such as Permanent Missions to the OAS, Ministries of Health, international organizations, human rights treaty bodies, academia, experts on ageing and civil society (among others) to discuss the new normative framework on active ageing which has been recently established by the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons;

- Propose the five above mentioned actions (“a call for action”) for implementing the Convention at the regional, national and local levels;

- Facilitate the sharing of information on ageing and human rights issues; and

- Disseminate the Convention together with published academic materials in areas pertaining to the human rights of older persons, with a particular emphasis on training tools.

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