The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) adopted at the Second World Assembly on Aging in 2002 marked a turning point in how the world addresses the key challenges of “building a society for all ages.” The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit, seeks to eradicate poverty and achieve shared prosperity for all, leaving no one behind by 2030. Progress has been made to include older persons in some of the 17 goals but work remains at the national level to ensure that no one is left behind. In MIPAA and Agenda 2030, there are gaps and it is noted that ageism is widely tolerated throughout the world. Without a Cconvention to Ppromote and Pprotect the Rrights of Oolder Ppersons there is not a legally binding international instrument that would bring clarity to both the nature of older persons’ rights and the responsibility of each nation to protect them.
The Stakeholder Group on Ageing is a member of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It represents organizations and networks of organizations concerned with ageing issues and is the voice of older persons at the global level with respect to the 2030 Agenda. In addition, it seeks to increase knowledge of ageing in all countries and seek the the full age disaggregation of data for goals and targets in Agenda 2030. The Stakeholder Group on Ageing Aadvocatescy for tothe removale of all age caps and age brackets by national statistical offices in SDG indicators relevant for older people and ageing is a major concern. Overall, it seeks a life-course approach and the recognition of older persons and their contributions as a valuable part of society resource.
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) works with agencies seeksing to promote and strengthen the rights of older personspeople globally. Administered by Age International, UK, [and HelpAge International?]Co-Chaired by Age International and HelpAge International, GAROP seeks involvement of organizations is building a globally to build a broad-based civil society platform to strengthen the protection of the rights of older people and engagement with national human rights institutes, national governments and United Nations entities.multi-stakeholder civil society membership base to work on strengthening civil society voices with national human rights institutes, Member States and the United Nations entities, GAROP members seek the creation of an international human rights convention for older personseople as the purpose of supporting efforts at the United Nations to elaborate a legally binding human rights instrument to protect their rights.s of older persons.
This workshop will address the key areas for implementation of Agenda 2030 fulfilling its mandate for older persons and for older people and the current status of UN discussions on a convention, how these processes are related, withand that would address and providewill provide practical strategies for involving older people and civil society ement at the local and national level to ensure there is a society for all ages.