“Living, not just surviving” collates responses from a consultation with older people on two key areas of human rights: social protection and social security; and education, training, lifelong learning and capacity building. These areas of rights are topics for discussion at the tenth session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing in April 2019. This report aims to inform the discussions at this and future sessions.

This report is the third in a series of reports on areas of rights discussed at the Open-ended Working Group. It follows Entitled to the same rights, on what older women say about their rights to non-discrimination and equality, and to freedom from violence, abuse and neglect, discussed at the eighth session, and Freedom to decide for ourselves, on what older people say about their rights to autonomy and independence, long-term care and palliative care, discussed at the ninth session.