From: Ken Bluestone
Sent: 26 November 2015 15:58
To: Ken Bluestone
Subject: UN Resolution on the rights of older persons adopted
I am very pleased to tell you that the UN General Assembly Third Committee adopted the resolution “Measures to enhance the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights and Dignity of Older Persons” by consensus. This is an important step forward that signals the UN’s continued commitment to this task.
Our three key asks in our letter to the Chair of the OEWG are reflected in the final text of the resolution:
· It recognises the work of the OEWG and encourages Member States to continue to support it
· It encourages Member States to continue to explore alternative measures to improve the protection of older people’s rights including by presenting possible content for a multi-lateral legal instrument at the OEWG
· And it recommends that the next session of the OEWG takes place in 2016.
Thank you for your efforts to let Governments know that the rights of older people cannot be ignored and that we are committed to achieving a convention.
Political and Policy Adviser
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