Ageing Working Group

GANHRI Working Group on Ageing

GANHRI Working Group on Ageing

With the dramatic increase of the world’s elderly population and a rapidly ageing population structure in many countries, the human rights of older persons has become an ever-more important issue. Under these circumstances, GANHRI decided in 2012 to establish the GANHRI Working Group on Ageing to

1. Coordinate GANHRI’s strategic engagement at the international level on matters relating to the rights of older persons including participation at UN mechanisms and processes such as the Human Rights Council or the OEWGA and related processes
2. Foster GANHRI’s advocacy efforts for the extension of formal participation rights for NHRIs in the work of the OEWGA and international processes leading up to the consideration of a binding instrument on the rights of older persons.
3. Promote cooperation and information sharing among NHRIs, through the exchange of best practices and lessons learned relating to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons.


The Working Group is chaired by South Korea and composed of the following NHRIs:

-El Salvador

The Working Group also supports NHRI contribution to the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) and discusses measures for international cooperation for the protection and promotion of human rights of older persons.