Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session

11-14 April 2022

The Twelfth Session of the Working Group will be held from 11 to 14 April 2022 in a hybrid format.

All meetings of OEWG 12th Session 11-14 April 2022 will be held in person and will be webcast on UN webtv. 

Those NHRIs who will take part in person can also deliver a statement on behalf of those NHRIs who didn’t register.

Please send to;; your 3 min statement in written (about one page and a half) so we can deliver it on your behalf or submit it as a written statement. Please send it to us well in advance of the particular panel but no later than two and a half hours before delivery, clearly indicating the name of the meeting, agenda item, name of NHRI and date. This will assist the interpreters’ work.

In your statements you may refer to:

  • or align to GANHRI statement
  • to Open Letter
  • to recent Human Rights Council resolution on human rights of older persons and ageism – here
  • to OHCHR analytical study
  • to compilations of submissions to the 12th OEWGA session posted on OEWGA website

and anything else you find relevant.

It is possible for participants to submit only a written statement (Microsoft Word format to eStatements which will be posted on the UN OEWG website. Please indicate clearly when you send your statement whether it is an oral or written statement. For any clarification, please email UN DESA at

Programme of work

Side events
All side events this year will be virtual.

The GAROP website is being updated daily with any updates we receive. Please check there and the official OEWG website regularly for the latest updates and announcements.

Here is the flyer for the side event: Older Women Rock the World: The right to participation and those who make it happen , Tuesday 12 April 1.15 pm to 2.30 pm New York time, 18:15-19:30 Geneva time . Register: