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The missing link: Australian leadership and support for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

Last updated: 29 April 2022

Human rights advocates around the world have long argued that ageism is a barrier to older people receiving protections through general human rights provisions.

Historically, Australia has played an important role in leading the world on passing and implementing conventions designed to dismantle prejudice and discrimination. However, thus far, Australia has not played a comparable role in working for the establishment of an International Convention on the Rights of Older People. It's time to step up.

Join EveryAGE Counts for a discussion on how we can galvanise and mobilise Australian Government leadership domestically and on the global stage in the creation of a UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.

Please join the conversation with Robert Tickner and Marlene Krasovitsky (EveryAGE Counts Co-Chairs) and our exciting line up of panellists and speakers including:

  • Professor Julie Byles – Head of the International Longevity Centre (ILC) – Australia and Co-President of the ILC-Global Alliance

  • Bill Mitchell – Principal Solicitor, Townsville Community Law Inc and long-time campaigner for older person human rights

  • Craig Gear – CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network

  • Andrew Byrnes – Emeritus Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the Faculty of Law and Justice at the University of New South Wales

Register now to receive additional speaker announcements and webinar updates.

This webinar is for human rights advocates, older person advocates, broad civil society organisations, academics and researchers, policy makers, political advisors and other interested and motivated individuals.