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ILC Canada and LIFE Research Institute hosts a UN Side-Event at the Open-Ended Working Group meeting July 24th, 2018

Click here to view the event on UN Web TV:

The International Longevity Centre-Canada and the LIFE Research Institute at the University of Ottawa hosted a Side Event at the Open-Ended Working Group called The Right to be My Older Self: A North-South Discussion on Long-Term and Palliative Care, Autonomy and Independence. The speakers discussed the state of long-term and palliative care and also heard about older persons' ability to control autonomy and independence. Once again, ILC-Canada advocated for the UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. 

Speakers included:

 ACTIVISM: ILC Canada/LIFE Research Institute at the United Nations

Open-ended Working Group July 2018

ILC Canada began a successful week at the UN starting with a presentation to the Global

Alliance on the Rights of Older People (GAROP) on our activism in support of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.

ILC Canada used the UN meeting to publically ask the Government of Canada to support the Convention. Specific activities included:

Kiran Rabheru speaks on the importance of a UN Convention for the Rights of Older Persons  

We are thrilled to announce that Canada thanked ILC Canada and other NGO’s on the floor of the UN and stated that Canada was “open to discussing a Convention”. Now we will be moving forward to turn that into a full commitment