Working Group on Ageing

GANHRI established the GANHRI Working Group on Ageing in 2012


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

Current Membership

The Working Group is composed of 8 GANHRI members; namely two members from each of the four GANHRI regional networks, and a representative of the GANHRI Chairperson designated by him or her, supported by the GANHRI HO.

  • Peru – Defensoria del Pueblo
  • El Salvador – Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos
  • Korea – National Human Rights Commission (Chair)
  • Philippines – Commission on Human Rights
  • Georgia – Public Defender’s Office
  • Poland – Commissioner for Human Rights (Vice Chair)
  • Kenya – National Commission on Human Rights
  • Nigeria – National Human Rights Commission
  • Egypt – National Council for Human Rights