ENNHRI presented project outcomes at 3rd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing & Older Persons’ Human Rights
ENNHRI was invited by the South Korean NHRI to attend three events on Human Rights and Ageing in Seoul, in the context of the 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) between 5-7 September 2018. The NHRIs from Croatia, Germany and Northern Ireland were represented as well.
The 3rd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons reaffirmed the universal value of the human rights of older persons, shared information on discrimination against the elderly as well as exemplary cases of long-term and palliative care in Asia and Europe.
ENNHRI Project on Older Persons’ Rights
The thematic area of the ASEM Conference is in line with the EU-funded Project on the Human Rights of Older Persons in Long-term Care ENNHRI worked on between 2015 and 2017. ENNHRI presented the main findings of the report during the conference. More information about the project can be found on the microsite and in the project report. Furthermore, ENNHRI also developed a toolkit on Applying a Human Rights Based Approach.
More elderly vs insufficient care
People aged 60 and above account for 13% of the total population around the world. Despite the increasing number of the elderly, human rights issues of older persons have not been sufficiently addressed. Older persons are exposed to diverse types of discrimination and they are not provided with adequate living environments to guarantee human dignity and proper treatment. Cooperation among various stakeholders is still highly needed.
Earlier, ENNHRI also attended the GANHRI Working Group on Ageing (4 September) and the Steering Committee Meeting of the ASEM Global Ageing Centre (5 September).