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Online: IFA Fireside Chat | Paving the Way to OEWGA11 in Conversation with Experts


OEWGA = United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
The COVID–19 pandemic continues to ravage the world with disproportionate and severe impact on older persons. According to the World Health Organization, 8 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported have been in people aged 60 years or over.

In his policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons, the United Nations Secretary-General stated that the lack of adequate legislation at the national level, together with the absence of a dedicated internationally-agreed legal framework, contributes to the vulnerability experienced by older persons and may have contributed at times to inadequate responses to the pandemic. Realizing the need for immediate impactful action, the Secretary-General also called for accelerated efforts of the General Assembly’s Working Group to develop proposals for an international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons.

Date and Time:
Friday 11th December 2020
8:00-9:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)

Dr. Jane Barratt
Secretary General
International Federation on Ageing

H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Squeff
Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN

H.E. Mr. Francisco Duarte Lopes
Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN

Mr. Gary Koenig
Vice President of Financial Security
AARP Public Policy Institute

Ms. Amal Abou Rafeh
Chief of the Programme on Ageing Unit
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Mr. Rio Hada
Team Leader, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Ms. Claudia Mahler
Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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