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Strengthening the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons in COVID-19 and Beyond (updated OHCHR study).
31 Mar 2021 -  Following the request made by several Member States and NGOs at the tenth session (2019) of the General Assembly open-ended working group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, OHCHR has conducted an update of the analytical paper on normative standards in international law in relation to older persons, which was issued in 2012 a contribution to the Working Group.

 The new updated OHCHR study submitted as working paper to the eleventh session of the Working Group, aims to consolidate these recent developments and provide further analysis of protection gaps and the adequacy of the existing international legal framework for the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons.  It does so against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic which has exacerbated these critical protection gaps and provided an added impetus to the urgency of addressing them in creating an age-friendly post-COVID world.

The purpose of this side event is to present key findings and preliminary recommendations from the updated OHCHR study, and to discuss a roadmap for greater engagement and collaboration among all stakeholders to support the mandate of the Open-ended Working Group to strengthen the protection of the human rights of older persons.

The side event is co-sponsored by Austria, Chile, Germany, Slovenia, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and the World Health Organization.