The working group was set up in 2010 to discuss the possibility of a new human rights instrument to protect older people’s rights.
Civil society presence was stronger than ever and united in its call for a new convention. Member States, on the other hand, still remain divided on the need for a new convention. So the debate will continue.
Lianne Murphy from our Affiliate, Age Action Ireland, writes this blog post on her time at the meeting, while Bethany Brown, Policy Director at HelpAge USA, has some further analysis.
An older Syrian refugee (c) HelpAge International 2013
As Latin American countries use conditional cash transfers less and old age pensions more, Dr Stephen Kidd, Senior Policy Specialist at Development Pathways, asks if Latin America is moving towards a more progressive and inclusive vision of social security?
Flowers for All by Sathya Ganapathi
Photo contest reveals true picture of working lives
A national photography competition in India that focused on older people has provided a wealth of information about the huge amount of work carried out by older people that typically goes unacknowledged.
In this blog, Penny Vera-Sanso, Lecturer in Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, which ran the competition with The Hindu and the Centre for Law Policy and Human Rights Studies in Chennai, explains the contest’s impact.