AARP International

AARP at the United Nations

For nearly 40 years AARP has been engaged in advocacy at the United Nations where it plays a leading role in working with government representatives, businesses, and NGOs to champion the issues of global aging.

 

On December 10, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of  Human Rights.  Since 1950, the world has formally recognized December 10 as Human Rights Day.  In honor of this day, AARP International is sharing this important discussion between the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and AARP Chief Public Policy Officer, Debra Whitman, about the crucial importance of the human rights of older persons.

 



Contact: Erica Dhar, Director, Global Alliances

AARP Office of International Affairs
Twitter: @EricaDhar

For over 37 years AARP has been engaged in advocacy at the United Nations where it plays a leading role in working with government representatives, businesses, and NGOs to champion the issues of global aging.  As our world gets more globalized, the UN itself is evolving to ensure greater collaboration with stakeholders, which include civil society and the private sector.

AARP the largest US nonprofit, working on the issues of the 50+, plays a leadership role at the UN through its collaboration with the UN Focal Point on Ageing in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  Together we cohost an annual briefing series during the Commission for Social Development which brings together thought leaders, academics, business, and think tanks, to discuss and highlight innovations and trends in workforce, retirement, livable communities, health and finance.

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