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SCWO at the 7th Working Session of the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

SCWO recently attended the Seventh Working Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), 12-15 December 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York, represented by Vice Presidents, Ms Ho Shiong Yee (1st VP) and Ms Hazlina Amran-Halim (2nd VP).

Hazlina (left) and Shiong Yee (right) at the OEWG in New York

The OEWGA was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010 for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older people. The working group will continue to consider the existing international framework of human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them. At the session, SCWO highlighted the importance of bearing in mind the needs of older women. Click here to view full statement.

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