OEWG 10: What you can do

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The Tenth Working Session of the Working Group will be held from 15 to 18 April 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and member states will discuss the rights to social security and social protection, and education and lifelong learning. This is how you can help:

1. Join the webinar

The Global Alliance for Rights of Older People is running a webinar on the rights to autonomy and independence, and long-term care and palliative care. These rights will be discussed in the normative content parts of the OEWG. If you don’t know what normative content is, register for the webinar to find out!

2. Apply for accreditation

If you are part of an NGO, you can apply for accreditation to the OEWG. This means your organization can participate in the OEWG process and make sure the voices of older people in your country are heard. Keep an eye on the 10th OEWG webpage for more information.

Older activist, Verene, speaking at the OEWG last year ©2018 HelpAge International charity number

3. Make a submission

If your organization is already accredited, submit your input on the rights being discussed at the OEWG by 1 February.

4. Share the Global AgeWatch Insights report

HelpAge has consulted with 539 older people in 29 countries on the rights to social protection, and education and lifelong learning. They have used their responses to draft their recommendations on how these rights should look in a new convention.

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