Published ahead of the 10th session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), this new GAROP report is based on a recent consultation with over 1,000 older people in ten countries in Africa and Asia. The participants were asked about six aspects of autonomy and independence that were discussed at the 9th session of the OEWG. In the report older people talk about how important their autonomy and independence is to them.  The report presents recommendations for normative elements of autonomy and independence that older people want to be officially recognised by the United Nations.

In addition to the report, ten country summaries are also available. Translated versions of the main report in all official UN languages will be available soon. For further information, visit

Language: English
Published: The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP), 2019
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