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Age Demands Action: the Imperative Need of an International Convention on the Rights of Old People

By Maria Luiza Graciano

The Open Ended Working Group on Ageing, established by the General Secretariat of the United Nations in 2010 via resolution 65/182 [1], has the purpose of enabling the effective exercise of basic human rights of older people. Ever since its establishment, the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing gathers once a year to discuss topics related to the violation of rights and freedom of older people, and in order to do so, they rely on the active participation of civil society and the delegations of the state-members.

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