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The sixth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) in New York

Date: 14-16 July 2015
Venue: New York, the United States


The sixth session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing was held in New York from 14-16 July 2015. The working group was set up in 2010 to discuss the proposals for the content of a new convention to protect older people’s rights.

Older people have been campaigning for their governments to engage in the OEWG process since 2010. A new UN convention would provide governments with a legal framework, guidance and support to help them end discrimination and protect people’s rights in old age. HelpAge has been actively engaging and working to ensure that older people have been a part of this process.

The older activist, Ms. Pham Tuyet Nhung from Vietnam, attended to deliver a statement in support of a new convention. Mr. Edward Gerlock, the Founding Member of Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE) from the Philippines, was also invited to be a speaker at the older persons, humanitarian and disaster emergencies session.

HelpAge also made a number of statements throughout the meeting.


Read statements and report:

Statement by Ms. Pham Tuyet Nhung, Vietnam Association for the Elderly (VAE)

Statement by Mr. Do Hung Viet, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Report from Mr Edward Gerlock, Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE) from the Philippines.