Preparations for the 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), 29 March – 1 April 2021

Preparations for the 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), 29 March – 1 April 2021

Dear Members who have consultative status with ECOSOC or are accredited with the OEWG (link to accreditations provided in attached Call for Applications),

Because this year’s meeting will be held virtually, with shorter time dedicated to panel discussions, there are only a limited number of speaking slots for civil society organizations.

UNDESA/OEWG Secretariat has asked the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) and the three NGO Committees on Ageing in New York, Geneva and Vienna to jointly coordinate a process to determine which civil society organizations will speak at the OEWG.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 12 March 2021, 12:00 EST.
Details of the application and selection process for oral statements can be found here

There will also be an opportunity for you to submit written statements – a separate notification will be forthcoming.

We encourage our Members to have their voices heard in support of an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons.