UN Network on Ageing Newsletter-Issue 37

Report of the Secretary-General to the 66th session of the UN General Assembly
The most recent report of the Secretary-General entitled ” Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing” has been issued and is available at the UN Programme on Ageing’s web-site. The report focuses on the human rights situation of older persons world-wide. It provides an overview of challenges faced by older persons in their enjoyment of rights and outlines examples of Government responses to those challenges. It also offers a collection of legislation, policies and programmes and describes key human rights issues, such as, discrimination, violence and abuse, social protection, long-term care, age-specific services, participation, access to justice and life-long pensions.

Second working session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons
The OEWG held its second session on 1-4 August 2011. The programme of work, list of side events, statements by Member States and civil society organizations, background documents and presentations by panellists are available online.

ECE Capacity-building training workshop on the topic “Addressing Current Social and Health Issues in Ageing”
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic organizes this workshop in co-operation with the International Institute on Ageing Malta and the UNECE Population Unit in Prague on October 3-7, 2011. The programme has been designed for policy-makers, representatives of civic society organizations and practitioners working in the field of ageing in the UNECE region. For event details and programme please click here. For more information, please contact lenka.bockova@mpsv.cz.